Friary Park, Ealing

We’re planning to redevelop the Friary Park estate in Acton to improve the design and quality of residents’ homes.

Friary Park was originally built for private sale by Laing Construction. It was purchased by Catalyst (then Ealing Family Housing Association) in 1987.

Since 2014, we’ve been working with residents and the local community to develop proposals for the redevelopment of the estate. The regeneration will now be delivered in partnership with Mount Anvil, London’s specialist mixed use developer.

Our FAQs answer the key questions you might have about the development. We have also put together a rumour-buster to address and clarify some of the key issues about the project, including rent and the height of the development.

Our plans

We’ve been talking to residents and other stakeholders about our plans in pre-planning application consultation, which began in November 2014. We ran a series of design workshops and one-off events, finishing with a a drop-in event to show how the proposals had evolved with the community’s feedback.

In summer 2018, changes to the London Plan significantly increased housebuilding targets for local authorities. For this reason, we’ve reviewed the proposals to deliver more homes on the site. We exhibited our plans to residents and the local community at consultation events in September 2018 and January 2019. Take a look at the January 2019 exhibition boards here.

We have now – as of July 2019 – submitted a planning application to Ealing Council. We also held two events in September, to show our plans to the local community. Take a look at the September exhibition boards here.

You can take a look at our planning application here.

The partnership

When it became clear the proposals for Friary Park would need to be reviewed in line with the Draft London Plan, Catalyst felt it was prudent to look at working in partnership with a developer. A partnership between Catalyst and Mount Anvil to deliver the scheme was announced in January 2019.

Like Catalyst, Mount Anvil has a wealth of expertise in delivering award winning, high quality, tenure blind homes in London. This will complement Catalyst’s experience of working with residents to regenerate existing estates.

Catalyst will continue to own and manage all social rent and shared ownership homes. Our commitment to current Friary Park residents will not change throughout the partnership.

Catalyst and Mount Anvil will continue to engage with the local community through ongoing consultation.

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