TfL’s largest development to date at Bollo Lane in Ealing has been awarded planning permission; which includes East’s designs for the public realm, landscape and community infrastructure for the 3.6 hectare project. East’s role, alongside HOK, was to provide and develop a public realm strategy aimed at shaping and bringing social identity to the linear development. The strategy takes a wider view of the area; and helps to connect and integrate the site into the wider context.
The development spans from Acton Town station to the level crossing towards Chiswick. The scheme will deliver 852 new homes for rent and sale, including 50 per cent affordable housing, as part of the Mayor’s strategy of delivering genuinely affordable homes on public land with excellent transport links. East’s detailed designs include a suite of new public spaces and community gardens at lower and upper levels, play facilities, amenities, a new public footway, and special public spaces including a new brick colonnaded ‘public viaduct’ structure that re-imagines lost historic infrastructure and creates new uses within arched spaces, public rooftop garden spaces, and a generous public terraced staircase for social activity and visibility.