Work is first phase of TfL’s £670m mixed-use scheme next to Acton Town tube station
Images have been revealed of HOK’s £350m scheme to build more than 850 homes next to Acton Town tube station.
The job is the first phase of a £670m scheme led by TfL to build 1,700 homes alongside the tracks of the District and Piccadilly tube lines in Acton, west London, which will include around 1,700 homes, more than 2,000sq m of commercial space and 500sq m of retail space when finished.
HOK’s work on the first phase includes a block up to 25 storeys high on Bollo Lane containing 195 homes and 520sq m of commercial space, with an outline planning application for a further 657 homes across eight more blocks of between eight and 18 storeys.
Also included will be a new accommodation building for train crew, along with public realm.
The second phase is an 800-home scheme currently in pre-application which will be built just north of Acton Town tube station on land which forms part of Ealing Common Depot, a rail depot for the London Underground built in 1905.
This part of Acton has seen a number of new developments get the green light over the past decade, including BUJ Architects’ 54-storey One West Point tower and KPF architects’ 55-storey twin towers scheme at Portal Way.
Right next to HOK’s scheme for TfL is the 52-acre Acton Gardens project, another colossal project worth £800m in total which will see 3,500 homes built when finished.
Stitch, the latest architect to win work on Acton Gardens, got the go-ahead last month for a scheme which will see a series of 1950s tower blocks and the South Acton Working Men’s Club demolished to make way for 336 new homes.