Ealing Council is to redevelop its current home in Ealing Boradway to provide new homes
Ealing Council is to redevelop its current head office - Perceval House - in Ealing Broadway.
The council has agreed for the site to be turned into homes and possible commercial and retail space, as well as replacement offices for the council.
The site in west London under the proposals will see 360 new homes built at 14-16 Uxbridge Road and revenue generated through the project will pay for a new customer service centre and new library to replace the current one, as well as replacement offices.
The council’s preferred option for its new location is for new offices to be built behind Perceval House, currently the car park, which would allow operations to move to a new location before the demolition of the current building.
The council said it expects to select a developer to enter into a joint venture in the near next year and work to begin in 2018 subject to planning permission.
Council Leader, Councillor Julian Bell, said: “We’re sitting on top of a potentially very valuable site and when you consider the tough times we’re in financially and the desperate need to provide more affordable homes, it makes perfect sense for us to release the site’s value.
“Perceval House is now more than 30 years old and many of its electrical and mechanical services will need to be replaced in the near future, requiring major investment. By redeveloping the site we can provide much needed homes, a greatly improved customer service centre and co-located library, as well as smaller replacement offices that are cheaper to run and cater for modern working practices.”