Perceval House Redevelopment or Statue of Liberty?

New illustrations from campaigners shows comparative height of proposed building

CGI of the development from Uxbridge Road

The consultation period for the planned huge redevelopment of Ealing's council building, Perceval House, ends this week.
It was extended after minor changes were made to the design and colour of the proposed 26-storey building, part of the scheme, which the government’s heritage advisor, Historic England, has criticised.

Ealing Council along with Vistry Partnerships ( previously Galiford Try Partnerships) has submitted a planning application to build a new civic hub with library and customer service centre, commercial properties and 477 new homes.

A CGI video ''vision'' of the plans can be viewed on the official site here and shows the development area next to Ealing Town Hall.

There were many objections to the original scheme and Historic England said Ealing’s conservation areas and listed buildings would be harmed by the height and design of the proposal and wanted it reduced in scale.

Campaigners, Stop The Towers - a collaboration of residents and groups across Ealing who are concerned about and are fighting overdevelopment - illustrated the impact of the tall building and outlined some of the main reasons to object here

No announcement has been made about decreasing the height of the building, however some changes of colour to the the east and west elevations of the 26-storey building (from red to stone-coloured) means that the statutory consultation will now close on Friday 12th February 2021.

Over 1000 objections have already been made on the planning portal with comments describing it as 'monstrosity', 'totally out of character' and concerns from nearby residents that it will infringe on privacy and block out the light.

The proposals are due to be discussed at Ealing Council Planning Committee meeting on Wednesday 17 February.  The planning reference is 203275FULR3.

Annemarie Flanagan

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9 February 2021