Primary school to be built at Green Man Lane
Thu 26 March 2015, 1:18 pm
Joint venture development partners Rydon and A2Dominion have lodged proposals drawn up by its architect Conran and Partners to build a primary school as part of the £155 million regeneration of the Green Man Lane estate in Ealing.
The three-form entry facility is scheduled to open for the 2016/2017 academic year. It will replace the St John’s Primary School at the site, which will remain open until this time.
The school will have places for 630 pupils, plus a 100-place nursery and provision for 25 pupils with special educational needs. There will also be a rooftop play area as part of the three-storey development.
The first of five phases at Green Man Lane was completed in March 2014. This saw 168 properties built – 106 as affordable homes, 49 for shared ownership and 13 units that have been privately sold. The estate is now home to around 500 residents.
Following the granting of planning permission, derelict buildings have now been demolished at the site to pave the way for the second phase of the scheme, which will create around 200 homes. It is scheduled for completion in 2017.
The entire project is being delivered in five phases and will eventually include 714 homes, due to be finished in 2022. Rydon said in-depth consultation with residents, neighbours and local stakeholders will continue throughout the construction of the project.
Lee Davies, director of Conran and Partners and lead architect on the development, said: “Green Man Lane is retaining many of its existing residents, but is also attracting new families, and the neighbourhood deserves a school that will give its children the very best place to learn.
“That is our aim for the new St John’s; to create a school that will have a central role to play in the new Green Man Lane.
“We’ve spent a lot of time listening and developing ideas in partnership with the school to give pupils and staff something that both reflects and adds to the great vibrancy and energy of its community.”
To read a case study about Green Man Lane, submitted by developers and sponsors of Ealing in London magazine, Rydon and A2Dominion, click here.