Berkeley secures significant Southall Gas Works contract

by James Wood Tue 30 July 2013, 12:58 pm

Berkeley Group subsidiary St James has been chosen by the National Grid to help deliver the redevelopment of Ealing's 32ha Southall Gas Works site.

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Outline planning permission for the Ealing and Hillingdon scheme has already been granted and contains plans for 3,750 new homes – of which about 30 per cent will be affordable – 525,000sq ft of commercial space, a landscaped public realm, open amenity space and a new primary school, delivered over a 30 year period.

The decision to give the green light for the scheme was taken in 2010 by London mayor Boris Johnson, following a public hearing at City Hall.

Johnson told property website CoStar: "It is vital we utilise London’s brownfield sites to provide the homes needed for our growing city.

"This commitment by St James Group, which will accelerate the delivery of 3,750 homes, is welcome news for the regeneration of the Southall Gas works site.

"This canal side area is ripe with potential not least ahead of the arrival of Crossrail later this decade."

The Southall Gas Works site sits opposite a future Crossrail station.

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