Plans to increase tower height at former Acton Homebase & Argos site

Developer Barrett homes have submitted plans to revise an approved application for a development on the former site of Acton Homebase beside the Westway. 

They are seeking permission to increase homes from 331 to 364 and increase the tallest block from 16 to 19 floors. A supermarket will be located on the ground floor.

Revised plan

An internal courtyard will provide space for residents. There is no word in whether the grotty junction next door will be improved. 

This is the previous consented plan:

The facade is now simplified in addition to the addition of three floors.

A number of other schemes are in progress in the vicinity including student flats on one other side of the junction. This image gives an overview of the site:


Click here to see planning documents.

The full details are as follows:

185890VAR | Application for a Minor Material Amendment (S73.a) to vary condition 2 (Approved Drawings) of planning permission ref:178944FUL dated 08/08/2018 for: Redevelopment of the site to provide a mixed use residential-led development comprising of 333 residential units (use class C3), 2,086sqm retail foodstore (use class A1), 67sqm of flexible space (use class A1/A3/D1), energy centre and sub-station, with building heights between 3 and 16 storeys; with associated car and cycle parking; hard and soft landscaping; private and communal amenity spaces. Variation seeks an increase in the number of residential units (from 333 to 364), an increase in height comprising three additional storeys to the tallest building (an increase from 16 to 19 storeys), two additional storeys to one of the buildings facing onto Western Avenue and an additional storey to one building in the south east corner of the Site with associated changes to elevational treatment, play space, cycle parking and layout. Condition Number(s): 2 Approved Plans and Documents Conditions(s) Removal: Please see supporting Planning Cover letter To update amended drawings | Argos Homebase Superstore Western Avenue Acton Ealing W3 7XX

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