Acton Gardens scoops Design Awards

Acton Gardens, the new name for the South Acton Estate, has scooped two awards, at the prestigious Housing Design Awards in London. The awards were for project and design for West Park Quarter, which is part of the estate's third phase of development. 

The housing designs, which include the first houses on the estate, won praise from the judges for their flexible layouts, the way that they maximised the amount of natural light and their generously sized outdoor space.

Its mix of 59 private and 57 affordable houses and apartments, have been designed by architects Maccreanor Lavington. The family sized houses are designed with flexible free flowing living space featuring extensive glazing to maximise natural light. All the houses also benefit from a generously sized decked terrace or landscaped garden to the rear. The upper floor duplex penthouse apartments feature large terraces and share a landscaped courtyard garden.

The South Acton Estate regeneration is one of the biggest and most ambitious housing renewal programmes currently underway in London.  It includes the replacing of 1,800 properties on the estate with a new urban village of over 2,500 new homes with 39,400 sq ft of social and community facilities at its heart.  The completion date for the whole scheme is scheduled for 2026. 

Last month, the council's planning committee gave the green light for phase six of the programme which will an additional create 308 new homes, further community facilities and public open space within the Acton Gardens development.

The South Acton Estate is a joint venture between Countryside and L&Q in partnership with Ealing Council. 


 Above: Model image of the houses and apartments at West Park Quarter in the foreground.