Bond Bryan were appointed by the University of West London to prepare a detailed planning submission for a residential scheme on a part of the their St Mary’s Road Campus in Ealing, fronting The Park.
The intention was that the site would be developed by a commercial/speculative house builder and the capital receipts from the sale of the site be put towards the development of the University’s current accommodation and facilities.
The primary aim for the University was to develop the site to maximise its commercial value. A number of options were developed in a feasibility study and were discussed with the University, Local Authority Planning Department and a local estate agent. This established the most appropriate type and size of housing for the site.
The site lies within the Ealing Green conservation area; therefore, any development of the site needed to be carefully considered and designed to be in keeping with its context.
The scheme is comprised of eight four-bedroom family homes. The homes have been designed to mirror the scale, height and character of existing homes on The Park: three three-storey buildings in a traditional style, with brick façades and bay windows. The homes are arranged in a detached and semi-detached formation of three buildings. The scale of the homes is based on the existing semi-detached villas on the north side of The Park, although slightly wider – as they accommodate three houses instead of two – they are each three floors in height and have similar proportions.
The appearance of the homes is also based on the semi-detached houses along The Park – incorporating details of their double-storey bay windows, upper fenestration and porches. However, these details were simplified to reflect a more restrained classical vocabulary.
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The existing building is to be fully refurbished with the operational accommodation and appliance bays being retained at ground floor level.
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