Another Step towards a better North Acton

The regeneration of North Acton continues apace with the opening in July of a new stairway at North Acton underground station. The improvements are part of a complete programme of modernisation and regeneration to the station and North Acton square. Ealing Council is working with Transport for London (TfL) to transform the site, which was formerly a petrol station, into an attractive, safer open space.

The new, improved public space will provide brand new green spaces, safer infrastructure and easier access to the station upon completion next year.

Ealing Council said, “(North Acton) is a very well used station, around six or seven million people pass through it annually and the area really has changed from an industrial zone into a much more residential and work hub zone.”

The North Acton area has changed dramatically in recent years with developments including City and Docklands The Portal W3 and Imperial University’s mixed-use developments with student accommodation at the Woodward Buildings and Wales Farm Road. The regeneration of Old Oak and Park Royal will also benefit the wider area.

Cllr Julian Bell, Leader of Ealing Council, visited the site to see the progress of the project first-hand. He said: “It’s really positive to see the first phase of this major project for North Acton complete, and the new stairway here providing a safer route for local commuters.

“We remain committed to improving public spaces and encouraging people to walk, cycle or use public transport for journeys wherever possible. A safer more accessible space at North Acton is something that can help residents do just that.”

“This scheme will benefit both residents and commuters and help fulfil the potential of North Acton even further.”