Council plans redevelopment of own offices to provide 470 homes

Farrells has been appointed to work on a £275 million regeneration project in west London.

The job will involve the redevelopment of Ealing council’s headquarters, Perceval House.

The new mixed-use scheme will provide new council offices as well as 471 new homes – 50% of which will be affordable – a new library and customer services centre, shops and parking.

The proposal seeks to enhance this major site by creatively relocating existing facilities to make better use of the space available, said Laura Mazzeo, managing partner at Farrells.

Working with Galliford Try Partnerships and the council, they had developed a highly innovative design solution, she added.

“Our scheme allows new council offices to be built in the first phase, right on Uxbridge Road, by demolishing half of the existing council building and relocating staff into the remaining half.

“This also enabled us to deliver in phase one much needed affordable housing for Ealing Council on the existing car park at the north of the site.

“True to Farrells belief that ‘place’ is the client, the location of the new office building and its sensitive architecture playfully responds to the Portland stone of the grade II listed town hall and the art deco Filmworks cinema.

“It will create an attractive and welcoming civic square for Ealing town centre while acting as a catalyst for further regeneration.”

A development agreement is expected to be signed by November. Following detailed design works and public consultation, the scheme is targeting planning by March 2018.

Work should begin on site by September 2018, with completion due by 2025.