The London Borough of Ealing has seen significant regeneration in recent years, however there are several parts of the borough, including Northolt, that are yet to benefit from the influx of investment. Our proposal for the regeneration of TfL owned land around the Northolt Tube Station aims to address this by creating a dense residential neighbourhood that manages complex technical constraints to deliver a community-led development that integrates the station into a thriving new neighbourhood.
Buildings bridge the HS2 ‘safe-guarding zone’ and are threaded through the protected 'Green Corridor', to deliver 179 homes alongside an enhanced street network. The scheme promotes ‘shared living’ through the masterplan layout and additional neighbourhood assets and amenities.
We have pushed the buildings back from the pavement on the heavily trafficked Mandeville Road to continue the existing shopping parade, ease congestion around the station, and provide high quality external ‘dwell space’ for community interaction. Local residents and station users will benefit from new, safer pedestrian and cycle routes running through the middle of the site away from traffic, promoting Active Travel, Child-Friendly Cities and health benefits.
Street-level spaces are reserved for community and commercial uses to support a vibrant frontage and protect residential amenity. These uses will support existing community facilities such as the Library and ‘Safer Neighbourhoods Team’ office within the leisure centre building. Parking spaces for the leisure centre are re-provided under the new building - by using the existing slope of the site we are able to avoid excavation. Biodiversity enhancements will be achieved by distributing wildlife habitats throughout the development, including publicly accessible open green space.
The proposed buildings will enable the homes to meet Passivhaus standards, minimising operational energy and CO2 emissions, reducing residents’ energy bills and promoting daylight in flats.
Understanding how the neighbourhood works enables us to deliver a thriving neighbourhood centre and transport hub that benefits the whole area.
View looking west along the ‘Green Corridor’ onto a central play space and pedestrianised street. The residential heart of the proposal is a safe place that will be child-friendly supporting ‘social sustainability’.
Biodiversity habitat lost in the Green Corridor is replaced with improved habitat such as hedging and biodiverse green roofs.