London was last week ranked as the best place to be a student in the world. And what better development to prove that than a 565-bedroom student block on the Hanger Lane gyratory?
Ealing Councillors will consider the plans next week at a Committee meeting.
The block is located directly in the middle of the roundabout. It has been designated as suitable for a tall building since 2009 and here’s a selection of suggested designs since:
By 2017 plans for a tower had been dropped for three mid-rise blocks.
Hopefully an entire revamp of the area is undertaken, and not just within the roundabout but on all approaches. It’s an ugly, horrid, grotty, filthy catastrophe of design. Pedestrian paths are dire. Street clutter abounds.
The plans state:
“Demolition of existing structure and construction of a part 7, 9 and 13 storey
building with double basement for use as student accommodation (use class
sui generis) comprising up to 565 bedrooms, ancillary student facilities
including study areas and education facilities, amenity roof terrace, cycle
parking, plant, access and servicing, landscaping and public realm, and
basement/ground floor retail/café/restaurant (class A1/A3) and gymnasium
(class D2) commercial units”
Planning reference in 174485FUL.