Assael-designed 137-home scheme wins planning permission

Lend Lease Chiswick

Lend Lease has won planning permission for a 137-home scheme in Chiswick, west London.

The scheme has been designed by Assael Architecture and also includes 9,000 sq ft of retail space.

The site is currently dominated by Empire House, an obsolete office building opposite Turnham Green that has been vacant for a number of years, which will be replaced by housing blocks and four townhouses.

Richard Cook, head of residential at Lend Lease, said: “The approval of our planning application marks the first key milestone in our aim to significantly enhance this part of Chiswick and is a further example of our commitment to the regeneration of challenging brownfield sites in London.”

Assael Architecture eirector Pete Ladhams said: “The development will deliver high quality homes and a new public realm that creates a sense of place, improving the character of the conservation area and harnessing local heritage.”