Work will see 1,700 homes built alongside District and Piccadilly line tube tracks
Transport for London (TfL) has put developers on notice for a £670m deal to build two major mixed-use schemes in west London.
The job will comprise two phases to be built alongside the tracks of the District and Piccadilly tube lines in Acton and will include around 1,700 homes, over 2,000sq m of commercial space and 500sq m of retail space.
In a Prior Information Notice, TfL said it was gauging opinion from interested firms before launching the procurement process, which will see the winning firm form a JV with TfL to develop the two schemes.
The first is for a block up to 25 storeys high on Bollo Lane comprising 195 homes and 520sq m of commercial space, with an outline planning application for a further 657 homes across eight more blocks of between eight and 18 storeys.
Designed by HOK, this phase, which has a development value of £350m, would also include a new accommodation building for train crew, along with public realm.
The project team for the first phase also includes project manager Gleeds, engineering consultant Mott MacDonald, planning consultant JLL, landscape architect East, heritage consultant Alan Baxter, archaeology consultant RPS and industrial strategy consultant GL Hearn.
The second phase is an 800-home scheme currently in pre-application which will be built just north of Acton Town tube station on land which forms part of Ealing Common Depot, a rail depot for the London Underground built in 1905.
TfL said that the JV would start by building the Bollo Lane scheme first. A contract notice for both schemes is expected to be published on 1 October.
This part of Acton has seen a number of new developments get the green light over the past decade, including BUJ Architects’ 54-storey One West Point tower and KPF architects’ 55-storey twin towers scheme at Portal Way.