Downing submits plans for a Build to Rent development in North Acton. The scheme will replace the existing Holiday Inn Express, which currently occupies the site on Victoria Road, adjacent to North Acton Tube station.
The proposed 2,235 sqm development includes two towers at 17 and 35-storeys. Downing plans to deliver 91 Build to Rent homes – a mix of one-, two-, three- bedroom apartments including 35% affordable homes, in the smaller building located to the west of the site. The second tower will include student accommodation.
Plans outline that the Build to Rent development will be composed of a terracotta rainscreen system interspersed with clear glazed and perforated anodised aluminium panels.
External amenities include landscaped and hardscaped areas to the north and south along with the podium courtyard area and external roof terraces.
With sustainable features included throughout the development, the two proposed towers have been designed to a BREEAM Excellent standard. Both buildings will be linked by a unified four-storey podium.
“Having previously delivered other successful schemes in the area including The Lyra and The Holbrook, both in North Acton, Downing has established a long-standing relationship with OPDC and Ealing Planning authorities.
“We are proud of the part we have played in working with the council to shape North Acton to become the place it is today.”Paul Houghton, Director, Downing