Acton Gardens Phase 7.1

CARVING OUT A NEW IDENTITY

Phase 7.1 of the Acton Gardens regeneration project marks the beginning of a new identity for this part of the South Acton estate which is isolated from its local neighbourhood and characterized by large blocks sitting in a sea of ill-defined public realm. The 246 home scheme on three separate sites takes the opportunity to ‘mend’ the urban fabric and create seamless connections with the surrounding neighbourhoods, with an iconic new frontage to Avenue Road Park. Church Road is lined with distinctive sculpted angled façades, with a signature building in white brick on the corner leading to Acton High Street. A cluster of houses creates an intimate mews alongside the neighbouring Victorian homes.

In creating the beginnings of a new neighbourhood, the vision for Phase 7.1 was to bring a richness to the architecture and spaces that will set a quality benchmark for future phases. This emerging character area of Acton Gardens will be a desirable new neighbourhood with shops and other facilities nearby on the High Street, and easy access to the Acton Gardens Community Centre on Bollo Bridge Road.

Client:

Acton Gardens (Countryside and L&Q)

Local Authority:

LB Ealing

Status:

Partially complete

Scope:

246 homes (55% private sale; 39% social rent; 5% shared ownership)

Stitch role:

Masterplanner and architect

Stitch has combined strategic vision with detailed crafting to create the beginnings of a new identity for this area of the Acton Gardens estate.

PUBLICITY

Stitch completes seventh phase of Acton Gardens regeneration -Architects Journal, 27 November 2019

Stitch wins planning for latest phase of South Acton housing-Architects Journal, 6 November 2015

Stitch submits its second tranche of homes for South Acton -Building Design, 10 September 2015