Safety, Access & Environment

Transport & Access

The site is located in a highly accessible location. Given the ease of access to public transport at this site, we will follow the London Borough of Ealing’s desire for a car free development.

The site is well served in terms of public transport. It is close to a number of frequent bus services, as well as being within walking distance of local services such as shops, schools and healthcare.

In addition, it also within walking distance of three stations: West Ealing (5-10 minute walk), Northfields (20 minute walk), and Ealing Broadway (20-25 minute walk).

Access

It is intended that all existing accesses will be retained as part of the redevelopment.

  • There will be two access points to the residential block, one via Singapore Road and the other from Broadway.
  • All access to the new retail units will be from Broadway.

Car Parking

In line with our aim to deliver a car free development, there will be no available parking on site. Disabled users wishing to access the development will use one of the seven disabled bays in the car park located to the rear of the site. We will expect all other users travel via alternative means, such as public transport.

Whilst the Site itself is not located within a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ), pay and display parking is situated along the length of Singapore Road stretching until the nearest CPZ.

A2Dominion is in support of local CPZs and residents of the proposed new development will not be entitled to parking permits for them. This will minimise the impact that residents will have on parking in West Ealing.

Cycling and Walking

To promote a healthy lifestyle and to minimise short car journeys, pedestrian and cycle access to the site will be included in new development. These will link to the existing public rights of way facilitating access to West Ealing.

To further facilitate this, circa 172 cycle spaces will be provided for residents, and both staff and visitor cycle parking will be provided for the commercial aspect of the scheme, in line with London Plan policy standards.

Community Facilities and Infrastructure

As part of the new development, a significant financial contribution towards local community facilities and infrastructure would be made as part of a planning legal agreement.

Education and Health

There will be legal agreements which are likely to include a financial contribution towards local education and health services to fund any additional resources required to meet the increase in pupils and patients.

Environment

The proposed development considers sustainability throughout its lifetime. The design would incorporate various sustainability measures including energy and water efficiency measures.

The development will be designed to achieve a BREEAM “Very Good” rating. In accordance with the London Plan and Hounslow’s energy and sustainability policy requirements, the energy strategy for the proposed scheme will be developed in accordance with the following energy hierarchy:

1. BE LEAN: use less energy
2. BE CLEAN: supply energy efficiently
3. BE GREEN: use renewable energy

To meet the energy and sustainability policy requirements, it is proposed to significantly reduce the anticipated energy demand and the associated CO2 emissions by incorporating a range of passive design and energy efficiency measures throughout the site, including improved building fabric standards beyond the requirements of building regulations and energy efficient mechanical and electrical plant. Reducing the energy demand will not only help to reduce the CO2 emissions associated with the development but will also reduce energy bills of the residents.


District Heating System


Green Roofs


Solar Panels


Green Roofs with decking

Fire Safety

  • Appointed fire specialist from the commence of the project to advise on all fire safety aspects of the proposal
  • The main facade material will be brick
  • Residential sprinklers in each apartment
  • Fire alarm systems in each apartment
  • The stair cores within the building are designed as fire fighting shaft
  • All external elements of the structure are designed to be provide a minimum of 2
  • All floors are designed to provide a minimum of 2 hours fire resistance hours fire resistance
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