Bulldozers Arrive at the Green Man Lane Estate

Phase one of major demolition programme underway

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Past and present residents of the Green Man Lane Estate in West Ealing, along with Councillor Julian Bell Leader of the Council in Ealing, celebrated the start of the estate’s demolition programme, on Monday 18th April, part of the first phase of this £136m regeneration project.

Detailed planning consent for phase one and outline planning permission for the master plan were granted in September 2010 and the start of the demolition marks the beginning of the transformation of the estate.

The first phase includes the demolition of 48 existing homes at Green Man Lane and a multi-storey car park, to make way for the first of 706 new flats and houses, which will be a combination of affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sale properties. The demolition of phase one is expected to take four months, with construction starting shortly afterwards.

Members of the residents’ steering group, who have been part of the project since it was first conceived, turned out to witness the demolition getting under way.

Anne Fabing, who chairs the Green Man Lane Tenants and Residents Association,comments: “It was exciting to see the demolition starting as it represents the beginning of the regeneration. We’ve worked very well with Rydon and A2Dominion through the residents’ steering group and association and we’re pleased to see that things have gone so smoothly.”

The regeneration team includes Rydon, a privately owned construction and development company, local housing provider A2Dominion and architect Conran & Partners.

Tom Rigby, Development Manager from Rydon comments: “The start of the demolition at Green Man Lane marks a new era for the estate and it’s residents. It’s a privilege to be involved in such a key regeneration project in London, which will create a popular new residential area in West Ealing and help to alleviate the housing shortage here.”

David Price, A2Dominion’s Regeneration Director, says: “It’s very exciting to see the demolition getting under way, the first step in creating high quality new homes for local people at Green Man Lane. We’re delighted with the number of local residents who have been involved in getting the regeneration project to where it is today.”

Paul Zara, Director of Conran & Partners, says: “This is a very special day for the residents of Green Man Lane and for Ealing. We think this project will be a flagship redevelopment for the Borough and very much hope that people will enjoy seeing the design develop over the coming years”.

The first phase of the regeneration will include:

* 154 new one, two, three and four-bedroom homes split across two blocks, ranging in height from three to eight storeys
* A community café, set to be run for the benefit of local people
* Enterprise employment units and community floor space
* New roads and parking spaces
* Play space for children
* An energy centre to provide energy-efficient heating and energy to the new neighbourhood.

All new homes for the Green Man Lane Estate have been designed to achieve Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. Other sustainability measures include water-saving devices in the homes and rainwater collection.

For more information, visit www.greenmanlane.co.uk

For further information on Rydon, please visit www.rydon.co.uk

For more information on A2Dominion, please visit www.a2dominion.co.uk

For more information on Conran & Partners, please visit www.conranandpartners.com




19th April 2011

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