St George hosts the Ealing In London Magazine Launch

The St George, Filmworks marketing suite was the 5-star movie backdrop for this year’s Ealing In London magazine red carpeted launch event on the 6th June.

Cllr Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council, Tony Clements, Executive Director of Regeneration and Housing, and Tony Pidgley, CBE, Berkeley Group, welcomed Ealing In London partners from the regeneration, planning and architectural and other key industries. The event was sponsored by St George,a division of Berkeley Group and developers of the Filmworks site.

On display was a model of the Filmworks development.This showcased the four buildings - all named after famous film legends – Bogart, Olivier, Hawkins and Chapman - as well as the 8-screen Picturehouse cinema and the iconic art deco frontage

The evening was also an opportunity to showcase the best of local talent and business.The Hanwell Hootie provided music courtesy of gypsy jazz performers, Handmade in Ealing providing a selection of chocolates and catering was by Charlottes W5 restaurant – the first business to open on Dickens Yard.

Speaking at the event, Cllr Julian Bell said;” (The council) has stayed constructive and positive despite challenges – and we are very much open for business. We value our partnerships with you and we took that momentum and progress and things are happening. I’m delighted with that.

“Our number one pledge is we want to build 2,500 genuinely affordable homes over the next four years and we want you as a partner to work on that.”

Tony Clements, said: “Ealing Council has a great record as a business partner – and will remain as a good business partner. Ealing In London is a great example of the council and the private sector working together to promote the borough.”

Tony Pidgley, CBE, added: “How do we build more communities with a sense of identity, places where people are proud to call home – by collaboration and partnership.

"Berkeley has been working in Ealing for the last 20 years and working together has created three new public spaces. Dickens Yard is a wonderful achievement and Ealing Filmworks will carry on this momentum.”