Developers Rydon and A2Dominion have secured approval to knock down an existing school, redevelop its site for housing, and build a new school nearby.
Ealing Council planners have unanimously approved proposals to rebuild St John’s Primary School. The old building will be replaced with a larger three-form entry school designed by Conran & Partners, the design practice founded by retailer Terence Conran.
Funding will be provided by Ealing Council and is being subsidised by releasing the school site to Rydon and A2Dominion for development, providing a further 55 new private sale homes, as part of an additional phase of the Green Man Lane estate redevelopment. The permission includes 37 affordable homes that will form part of the Green Man Lane estate.
Rydon Construction development director Tom Rigby said: “Green Man Lane’s innovative regeneration is providing high quality homes, community space and now a much bigger and better new school building for West Ealing. The funds generated by the release of the additional housing land will ensure St John’s Primary School can accommodate the growing and diverse needs of the local community, whilst providing good value for Ealing Council.”
The regeneration of Green Man Lane is a nine-year, five-phase project replacing 464 flats with a mix of 770 one to four bedroom homes. Work on phase two, for 187 new homes, is under way.