Demolition work marks start of Rectory Park regeneration

Thu 7 March 2013, 10:39 am

Housing provider Network Housing Group has started work on its latest regeneration project in Rectory Park, which will create 425 new homes and community facilities.

Rectory Park: ceremony held to mark start of regeneration

A ceremony in late February marked the start of demolition of 66 existing properties and the relocation of the area’s community centre, where Network Housing Group chief executive Helen Evans was joined by Ealing Council leader Julian Bell, Stephen Pound MP and Mayor of Ealing Mohammad Aslam.

Evans said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Rectory Park residents to rebuild the estate and develop a place and community that people will be proud to call home.

“We will establish a community chest fund to support activities on the estate and use it to promote community cohesion by ensuring all parts of the community can benefit from what is on offer.”

The new development will provide energy-efficient accommodation for residents to move to, consisting of one-, two- and three-bedroom flats and houses, as well as a community facility in the 'gardens' area which will provide a central meeting place for residents. Phase one of the scheme is due to be completed in 2014.

The development will be owned and managed by Network Stadium Housing Association, part of Network Housing Group.

Ealing’s cabinet member for housing, Hitesh Tailor, said: “I’m delighted work is finally under way at Rectory Park. Our commitment to providing new affordable homes goes beyond bricks and mortar. We’ve listened carefully to residents’ aspirations for skills, training and creating a real sense of community. The regeneration work here is going to make Rectory Park a more pleasant and safer place to live for everyone.”

Rectory Park will include 425 homes in total – an increase of 155 from the existing 270 homes: 170 for social rent, 190 for outright sale and 65 for shared equity.

Phases one and two are due to complete in 2015 and will include 160 homes: 54 for social rent, 96 for outright sale and 10 shared equity homes for existing leaseholders.

The new development will include a variety of buildings, of between two and six storeys.

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