Office tower proposed for Ealing Broadway

Proposals have been submitted by developer British Land and architect Stanton Williams, and are situated in the heart of Ealing Broadway town centre.

The site within Ealing’s principal town centre is close to Ealing Broadway railway station, with the northeast perimeter being within 35 meters of the namesake railway station, served by the Central, and District tube lines and through-running Elizabeth Line services which commence on Sunday 6th November.

The scheme will involve the demolition of some existing buildings on site of predominately retail use and the careful removal, storage and re-siting of a commemorative plaque relating to the Ealing Club located on No.42 The Broadway.

The proposed scheme as viewed looking west on The Broadway, image credit Santon Williams.

The Site will be configured with 2 – 4 storey refurbished and extended existing buildings fronting Broadway.

New buildings will be introduced to the rear of the Site, including a 21-storey tower in the northwestern corner. The tower itself has been designed to obtain the BREEAM outstanding accreditation.

The main building volume will be 9 storeys plus a setback storey at Level 10 in the east of the Site. The buildings are laid out around Lyric Yard which is a new public space in the centre of the site between the rear of 25-29 The Broadway and the new development to the north of the Site.

The courtyard landscape has been designed to increase the number of trees and maximise the flexibility of space. Proposals will be considered by Ealing Council towards the end of 2023, with completion expected in 2028.

Proposed new builds and public square, image credit Santon Williams.

Proposals for 9-42 The Broadway have repeatedly been met with local outrage and the campaign’s to block redevelopment.

A previous proposal by the previous landowner proposed 188 new homes, 20 retail units and a new public square in 2016 however, this would have led to considerably more demolition throughout the site.

The scheme was approved by Ealing Council, following a well-coordinated campaign by over 25 separate community groups and Historic England.

Subsequently, this resulted in a public inquiry which was cancelled at the last minute because the applicant and site owner Benson Elliot sold the land to the current landowner and applicant British Land.

Fundraising campaign literature, image credit Save Ealing’s Centre.