Ealing In London @ MIPIM Cannes 2019

The Ealing In London Team, led by Cllr Julian Bell, Leader of Ealing Council, and Cllr Peter Mason, Cabinet member for housing, planning and transformation, concluded the team’s successful week at MIPIM Cannes, with many expressions of interest to do business from national and international development companies, investors and architectural firms.

Joining Cllr Bell and Cllr Mason were Tony Clements, Executive director of place, and Lucy Taylor, Director of regeneration and planning.

The team were at MIPIM to promote and discuss Ealing Council’s ambitious plans for 2,500 genuinely affordable homes to be built in borough by 2022 – which is the capital’s biggest housebuilding programme. The council will build 1,138 of these, funded by the GLA’s grant of nearly £100million and it is actively talking to development partners and investors to deliver the balance.

MIPIM 2019 was also Ealing In London’s 10th Year of attending the event and Ealing’s decade of good growth was acknowledged on the stand design, in this year’s magazine and through a series of 10am events on the stand with some of the team’s private sector partners.

The team’s busy schedule included:

•Daily 10am Ealing In London Briefings on the stand.

These events featured:

Lambert Smith Hampton – partnership working on the Town Hall and Perceval House site;

Catalyst Housing Association – developments at Havelock Estate, St Bernard’s Gate, and plans for Friary Park;

Broadway Living – the council’s wholly owned housing company, its role and how it will deliver 235 affordable housing units on the new Perceval House site;

Greystar – which is currently developing the Glaxo Smith Kline site in Greenford into a modern, mixed-use, mixed-tenure canal-side community and creative quarter with 1,965 homes to be named Greenford Quay;

Galliford Try - the redevelopment of the Perceval House site in Ealing Broadway, which will create a new mixed-use scheme with 480 new homes, alongside council offices and other community facilities;

City and Docklands - their development One West Point will have 578 homes (30per cent affordable) across four buildings, with the highest building being 42 storeys.

Ealing In London's first MIPIM round table with an invited group of developers and housing sector providers entitled ‘Building a World of Opportunities’ – which looked at how the private sector could assist Ealing Council deliver on its Genuinely Affordable Homes target of 2,500 by 2022.

•Cllr Julian Bell speaking about Build to Rent initiatives as part of the NLA London at MIPIM panel and how the residential sector is adapting to new ways of living and how we can deliver housing that caters for the whole community.

•Cllr Peter Mason discussing what the future could hold for London’s High Streets, as London’s population growth continues and how high streets and town centres need to adapt to changing retail trends.

This year’s stand design reflected the council’s aspirations for the future, progress achieved over the last decade, our borough map and our 2019 Ealing In London sponsors.

The Ealing In London stand also showcased a model of Greystar’s Greenford Quay development; a selection of Brompton Bikes – an international business success that has revolutionized the foldable bicycle market and that has its entire operation based in Greenford; sweet treats from ‘Handmade in Ealing’ a gourmet chocolatier and Debaere, an independent wholesale bakery based in Perivale.

The 2019 edition of Ealing In London is also now available and an interactive version can be viewed by clicking here.

More images of Ealing In London can be viewed on our Flickr page by clicking here.