London Uni submits North Acton high-rise tower cluster plan

Aaron Morby 2 months ago

Imperial College London has submitted plans for several major high rise buildings to form a new town centre in West London.

New high rise cluster planned for West London, near Old Oak Common HS2 station
New high rise cluster planned for West London, near Old Oak Common HS2 station

The ambitious One Portal Way residential-led scheme will deliver up to 1,325 new homes across a range of tenures to create a new town centre at the heart of North Acton.

Designed by architects Pilbrow & Partners on behalf of Imperial College London, the proposals have been developed through detailed pre-application discussions with the London Borough of Ealing, the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, and the Greater London Authority.

The hybrid planning application sets out a vision for eight major buildings in an area near the planned HS2 Old Oak station ranging between 6-55 storeys, stepping up to the northern and southern edges of the site.

Detailed planning

• Building A – 55 storeys, providing 300 build to rent and 161 discount market rent flats

• Building F –18 storeys, providing 384 co-living units, 637 sq m of co-working space

• Open Space – 4,300 sqm of public open space, representing a significant uplift on the extant permission.

Outline planning submission

• Building B – 18 storeys, providing up to 17,500 sq m office floorspace.

• Building C – 50 storeys, providing up to 398 flats including both market and intermediate for sale

• Building D1 – 16 storeys, providing up to 12,000 sq m as a hotel with up to 260 keys.

• Building D2 – 6 storeys, providing up to 53 residential units including affordable housing provision associated with Building C

• Building E – 50 storeys, providing up to 413 build to rent flats with an element of discount market rent

Client team

Client: Imperial College London
Development Manager: Frame RE
Architect: Pilbrow & Partners
Building & Services Engineer: WSP
Structural Engineer: AKT II
Cost Consultant: Alinea
Fire Safety Engineer: Sweco

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