Council Green Light for Greenford Green

Greystar’s redevelopment plans for the GlaxoSmith Kline and Sunblest site were approved at Ealing Council’s planning committee meeting on the 15th March – meaning that the regeneration of the former factory area moves one step closer.

The next stage is for the Mayor of London to assess the proposals and make a final decision.

Greystar’s application proposes:-

  • 1,965 new homes – comprising studios to three bedroom apartments across seven main buildings.
  • 1,376 homes are intended to be available for rent from Greystar.
  • 589 homes are offered as intermediate affordable housing for rent and / or sale
  • shared residential community facilities such as rooftop gardens, gyms and landscaped courtyards
  • a mixed-use neighbourhood, complete with facilities including shops, a supermarket, restaurants, cafes, leisure, flexible work space and offices
  • a two-form entry primary school with a contemporary design
  • large areas of open space
  • the reopening of Berkeley Avenue
  • the creation of a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists over the Grand Union Canal
  • the refurbishment of the historic Glaxo House to restore its status as a landmark office building on Greenford Road
  • provision for car parking spaces and secure bicycle bays.

    New housing is crucial as Ealing’s population will expand over the next 25 years by 60,000, and many of these will need new homes, school places and work.The redevelopment of the site is also estimated to bring 1,200 long-term jobs.

    The full application can be viewed on the council’s planning portal website using the reference 164694FUL and 164695LBC.

    Above: Visualisation of the Park Basin area on the Greenford Green development.