Development Opportunities with Ealing Council

Do you have the ambition, scope and vision to work with a London local authority that has one of the best track records for private/public sector partnership working in the UK?

If so, then Ealing Council wants to hear from you as they are looking for partners to help them deliver their 2,500 genuinely affordable homes target by 2022.

 

The Commitment

Last year, the council was successful in securing £100million and a target of 1,138 builds – the biggest in the capital, from the GLA for their ambitious ‘Building Council Homes for Londoners’ programme.These homes will be available via tenures including social rent, London Living Rent and London Affordable Rent and will be Ealing Council housing builds.

 

The Progress

Ealing is the first council to have already delivered genuinely affordable homes (GAH) under the ‘Building Council Homes for Londoners’ programme. To date, 127 homes have been completed and the council is set to deliver at least 1,130 by March 2022.

An example of our first GAH are at Copley Hanwell W7, a council estate, this is being regenerated by Ealing Council – again a first by a London authority.In January 2019, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of London visited Copley to view the new homes and to hear from residents about the regeneration works (see the Ealing In London 2019 magazine for further details).

 

The Challenge

Ealing Council will deliver 1,138 new builds – funded by the GLA’s award – which will be Ealing Council builds. To meet the balance to bring the delivery total up to 2,500, the council is now looking for partners to help it deliver on the balance in a range of locations and specifications across the borough.

If you think you are up to the job, then speak to a member of the council’s Ealing In London team at the Ealing In London stand in the London Pavilion, at MIPIM Cannes from 12 to 15 March or contact us via www.ealinginlondon.co.uk  

This year's Ealing In London team will be led by Tony Clements, Executive director of place, and Lucy Taylor, Director of regeneration and planning.  

 

What exactly is Genuinely Affordable Housing?

A definition of genuinely affordable is based on the proportion of income spent on housing costs. A common measure is that a household should not spend more than one third of their income on housing costs. The Mayor for London’s office has formally adopted this approach in calculating the rent levels they expect to see set for new London Living Rent homes.

 

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