Ealing In London @ LREF 2018

Ealing In London generated plenty of interest at the London Real Estate Forum, with a central stand in the Opportunity London Zone.

The Ealing team, led by Julian Bell, Council Leader, and Tony Clements, Ealing's new Executive Director of Regeneration and Housing, showcased the many exciting developments taking place across the borough as well as new opportunity sites for redevelopment.

The borough’s Ealing In London stand featured a model of Greystar’s Greenford Green. Once completed, the development will be one of the largest Build To Rent schemes in the UK and will feature 1439 rental properties out of total of 2000 homes, plus a school and neighbourhood facilities in a canal-side setting.

Cllr Julian Bell joined Capital West’s West London Collaboration and the Commercial Story panel. Cllr Bell explained how the west London boroughs are working together under the Capital West London umbrella to promote and attract new international business to the west London region which has a £65billion economy.

“Doing things together through Capital West London highlights all the advantages of our size and connections. There is a huge market for us to promote ourselves to and to get overseas investment.  Post-Brexit we need to take advantage of all forms of collaboration,” said Cllr Bell.

Lucy Taylor, Director of Regeneration and Planning, outlined the council’s commitment to delivering 2,500 genuinely affordable homes over the next four years at the borough’s development briefing. James Pargeter, Greystar, explained how some of these targets could be met through the Greenford Green development.

Tony Clements joined Lisa Taylor, Chief Executive of Future London, who chaired the OPDC debate, looking at the development of Old Oak Common and the Park Royal Estate.Tony emphasised Ealing’s strategic Crossrail line connection which will bisect at Old Oak and how Ealing’s economy is buoyant and that the new development would benefit from this as a neighbour.

“We want (Park Royal) to be a great new place and a great new neighbourhood but also connecting to existing communities as soon as possible. So that’s a mixture of physical activity, such as the paths over railway lines, but also the social and economic connections, such as jobs and apprenticeships,” said Tony.

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Image: The Ealing In London Stand featuring a model of Greystar's Greenford Green - courtesy of Bar Productions.  To view more images of Ealing In London at LREF please click here.