Latest phase of Acton scheme boasts new community hub

Levitt Bernstein has won planning permission for the latest phase of a £600m project to regenerate a west London council estate.

Ealing council has granted consent for phase six of the Acton Gardens urban village, which Levitt Bernstein has designed for a joint venture between Countryside and L&Q.

The partnership between the housebuilder and the social landlord is replacing the 1,800-home South Acton Estate with 2,500 new homes and 39,400 sq ft of social and community facilities.

The latest £80m phase incorporates 308 homes, ranging in size from one-bedroom flats to four-bedroom maisonettes.

It also includes a new community centre and youth club, with health and nursery facilities, office space, a café and supermarket.  

These new commercial and community buildings frame a new public square which is intended to act as the hub of the planned village.

The latest phase of the development also boasts open spaces with a water feature, public art, an urban park featuring mature trees, a new children’s play area, and podium courtyards.

The masterplan for Acton Gardens comprises 21 phases in total, two of which have been delivered so far with work currently underway on the next three. HTA drew up the masterplan for the estate’s regeneration.

Barry McCullough, director at Levitt Bernstein, said: “This phase is central to the whole Acton Gardens masterplan and will create a new focal point for the local community.”

Other architects working at South Acton include Stitch, Maccreanor Lavington, Alison Brooks Architects and HTA Design.