North Acton Placemaking

Ealing In London, Cllr Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council, and hosts City & Docklands welcomed North Acton stakeholders and development partners to the area’s first placemaking roundtable on 2 September.

The event was held to involve as many North Acton stakeholders as possible to look at how working together and with one voice we can deliver a more attractive environment and shape future developments to better meet local residents’ and businesses’ needs and aspirations.

Following the morning’s discussion, a follow up steering group will be convened to look at how some of the group’s ideas can be implemented and to formalise a placemaking strategy.

Lucy Taylor, Director of Regeneration and Planning, who chaired the discussion, said: “The first North Acton placemaking meeting was a very constructive and open discussion. It helped all stakeholders better understand partners’ priorities and concerns and how together we begin to create a placemaking strategy for North Acton.

“A clear consensus emerged on two key areas. How we can collectively implement some short-term, quick win improvements on the general look and feel of the area. Secondly, how, working with partners and the local community, we can steer and shape the area’s development and cultural offering to give North Acton a clear and attractive identity.”

Gary Sacks, CEO of City & Docklands, said: “City & Docklands has been based in North Acton for the last 18 years and we view the area as being incredibly strong with a tremendous amount of potential – and offering great value when compared to similar locations.

"We are a development company with a social conscience and we are committed with our partners to drive forward improvements to make North Acton an area that people want to come to, spend time in, make their home and enjoy.

“I strongly believe that working together with local communities and Ealing Council we can make this happen.”

Delegates attended from the following organisations:

•London Borough of Ealing

City & Docklands

Imperial College London

Catalyst housing association

•Aldau Development

•The Collective

•Old Oak and Park Royal Development Company (OPDC)

•Dephna Group

•Savills Planning

•Pilbrow and Partners

We will be updating the Ealing In London news and social media channels with the progress that the North Acton Placemaking Group makes to the area.