Association lauds Dean Gardens opportunity

Thu 1 November 2012, 5:34 pm

Housing association Affinity Sutton has been appointed as Ealing Council's preferred partner to regenerate the Dean Gardens estate.

The 1960s estate, known locally as Sherwood Close, has some 209 homes but the properties are deemed to be unsuitable and will be redeveloped.

The new proposals will seek to create a more sustainable neighbourhood with new affordable and private homes within a well laid out landscape, and with better access and links to Ealing Broadway and the wider community.

Kerry Kyriacou, Affinity Sutton’s director for new business and development, said Dean Gardens had failed to stand the test of time.

“We look forward to creating a new and sustainable neighbourhood, which maximises and complements the fantastic links that this location provides” she said.

Affinity Sutton said it would spend the coming months developing detailed design proposals for the project.

Hitesh Tailor, the council’s housing lead, said the Dean Gardens development was part of the authority’s drive to take an active role in the local housing market to deliver more homes for both rent and sale.

“Affordable living in decent housing in the heart of Ealing is an important priority for us,” he said.

“With Affinity Sutton we’re improving the standard of housing at Dean Gardens, helping strengthen the community and delivering a more pleasant and safer place to live.”

Working on the project are architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, consultants EC Harris, and property agents Knight Frank.

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