Ealing In London at LREF 2019

The Ealing In London team joined colleagues and partners at this year’s London Real Estate Forum highlighting new initiatives and opportunities in the London Brough of Ealing.

The team were led by Cllr Julian Bell, Leader of Ealing Council, Cllr Peter Mason, member for Housing, Planning and Transformation, Tony Clements, Executive director of Place, Lucy Taylor, Director of Regeneration and housing, and Iesha Anastasiou and Robin Das, Ealing In London Investment managers.

Cllr Julian Bell, opened the two-day event at Capital West London’s business breakfast. Julian said: “West London is the best-connected region on the planet and has a £73billion economy with more than two million people and 100,000 businesses. Connections include the world’s busiest airport and coming very soon, Crossrail which will slash journey times to the City and Canary Wharf. Now is the time to come and talk to us about doing business here.”

This year, the Ealing In London stand showcased City and Dockland’s One West Point model which is currently under construction in North Acton. On completion at end 2021, the development will have four buildings, the tallest of which will be 42 storeys.

Speaking at the Ealing In London panel discussion on placemaking in the borough, Gary said: “This development will help transform west London and the Old Oak common regeneration area and will provide much needed housing.This year’s LREF is about people so it’s significant that community and lifestyle will be at the heart of this development – and we are planning to incorporate these elements into our ground floor realm.”

“We have a really good relationship with Ealing Council and it has been great working with their teams on the planning and conception of the development.”

Gary joined Pat Brown, Chair from Central, and Tony Clements, Ealing Council, Adina David, the Collective, Mike Wolliscroft, Countryside, Ian McDermott, Catalyst and Marcus Bate, Mount Anvil to discuss development in the North Acton area.

Tony Clements, said: “People at the heart of our growth agenda.  We want growth for a purpose: to provide genuinely affordable homes so Ealing remains a mixed community; to bring new job ad opportunities especially for young people and to create long-term and sustainable places that brings communities together."

Cllr Peter Mason, spoke on the 'Reinventing the High Street' panel about the challenges and opportunities facing retailers in the current economic climate. Peter said:“High streets are resilient places. Before they became dominated by retail, the earliest town centres were places of gathering, of discussion and debate. As our retail hubs change once again in the face of fierce competition from the online, we are seeing a transformation of our high streets into cultural destinations and gathering places.

"Ealing Broadway is emerging as a film, food and cultural hub, whilst Southall’s Broadway continues to be an international hotspot for South Asian culture."

 

Above: Delegates on the Ealing In London panel.