London Uni submits North Acton high-rise tower cluster plan


The ambitious One Portal Way residential-led scheme will deliver up to 1,325 new homes across a range of tenures to create a new town centre at the heart of North Acton.

Designed by architects Pilbrow & Partners on behalf of Imperial College London, the proposals have been developed through detailed pre-application discussions with the London Borough of Ealing, the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, and the Greater London Authority.

The hybrid planning application sets out a vision for eight major buildings in an area near the planned HS2 Old Oak station ranging between 6-55 storeys, stepping up to the northern and southern edges of the site.

Detailed planning

• Building A – 55 storeys, providing 300 build to rent and 161 discount market rent flats

• Building F –18 storeys, providing 384 co-living units, 637 sq m of co-working space

• Open Space – 4,300 sqm of public open space, representing a significant uplift on the extant permission.


Outline planning submission

• Building B – 18 storeys, providing up to 17,500 sq m office floorspace.

• Building C – 50 storeys, providing up to 398 flats including both market and intermediate for sale

• Building D1 – 16 storeys, providing up to 12,000 sq m as a hotel with up to 260 keys.

• Building D2 – 6 storeys, providing up to 53 residential units including affordable housing provision associated with Building C

• Building E – 50 storeys, providing up to 413 build to rent flats with an element of discount market rent


Client team

Client: Imperial College London
Development Manager: Frame RE
Architect: Pilbrow & Partners
Building & Services Engineer: WSP
Structural Engineer: AKT II
Cost Consultant: Alinea 

 Source: Construction Enquirer

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