Ealing Council has granted planning permission for a new development by Southall station. The proposals by Connected Living London – the formal partnership between Build to Rent developer Grainger plc and Transport for London (TfL) – have been designed by architects, Assael Architecture.
“It’s fantastic to see the first of our sites at Southall get the go-ahead as part of Connected Living London. We can now start delivering quality rental homes that the capital desperately needs and help improve the area for the local community.”Ben Tate, spokesperson, Connected Living London and Head of Property Development, TfL
The scheme will be built on the 1.16-acre site that was converted to railway sidings in the mid-20th century and is currently used for storage and associated Elizabeth line works. The scheme will deliver 460 new homes – including 40% affordable housing across five buildings.
It will include a mix of one, two- and three-bedroom homes providing options for all types of households, with affordable homes offered at a Discounted Market Rent. The development will also incorporate renewable forms of energy through solar panels and air source heat pumps to minimise impact on the local environment.
“Now more than ever, people are looking for homes that are more than just a place to sleep, and with a range of amenity spaces, including outdoor terraces and a residents’ gym, we are confident that these new homes will be a fantastic addition to Southall.”Ben Tate, spokesperson, Connected Living London and Head of Property Development, TfL
The development is close to Southall station and provides direct access to central London – and is also served by TfL Rail services, which will become the Elizabeth line once it’s open.
There will also be more space for walking along Park Avenue, more greenery and street lighting. A new pedestrian crossing on Park Avenue will also be delivered as part of this scheme, making it safer for people to access Southall Park.
“We are delighted to secure our first planning resolution for Connected Living London. This is an exciting and important milestone for our partnership, which over the coming years is set to make a positive difference for renters and communities across London.
“In Southall, we are delivering 460 superbly located homes that locals can afford, all professionally managed by our inhouse team, setting new standards for renting in the area.”Helen Gordon, Chief Executive, Grainger plc
The scheme in Southall is the first to be granted planning out of four planning applications submitted by Connected Living London since it was set up in July 2019. The other schemes include Arnos Grove (next to the tube station) in Enfield, Montford Place in Kennington, Lambeth (currently being used as a construction site for the Northern Line Extension), and Nine Elms, Lambeth (an over station development for Nine Elms station on the Northern Line Extension).
Once approved, the schemes will deliver over 1,200 new rental homes across the city, each providing 40% affordable housing. The schemes will also provide industrial and commercial workspace and improvements for the local community.
Connected Living London will also be submitting a planning application soon for its scheme at Cockfosters, which looks to provide hundreds of new homes, public squares and better pedestrian and cycling facilities. Also in the pipeline is Limmo – which looks to provide around 1,500 new homes at a 12-acre site next to Canning Town Tube station. This site is currently being used as a works site for the Elizabeth line.