JTP’s masterplan for the regeneration of the former Southall Gasworks for St James has received planning approval by London Borough of Ealing.
The 45 ha site which sits alongside the Great Western Railway between the Grand Union Canal and Southall Station is currently an inaccessible void in the urban fabric of Southall, and represents a significant development site within the London Plan and the Southall Opportunity Area Planning Framework.
The proposals will provide 20 ha of public realm and parkland, 3,750 new homes in a range of different sizes and tenures and over 70,000 sqm non-residential mixed uses, commercial uses, and cultural, leisure and community facilities.
JTPs masterplan will help to reconnect the surrounding neighbourhoods, with a new linear park on the east to west axis linking a new civic square and future Crossrail railway station in the east, to the canal and Minet Country Park in the west.
The masterplan includes eight interlinked character areas creating legibility and an identity. A staged placemaking approach will deliver associated public realm for each phase, with green and open spaces distributed evenly throughout the site. Buildings will be arranged along these green spaces so the majority of homes are provided with views over the landscape.
Managing Partner Marcus Adams said “The Southall Waterside scheme represents an amazing opportunity to comprehensively regenerate this strategically important and underused brownfield site, and at a scale where it is possible to make major interventions and create significant new urban public realm.
Central Park structures the new neighbourhood; it is a dramatic and distinct new park extending to the length of 48 buses and as wide as the Champs Elysees”
JTP’s proposals of 618 homes for Phase A was submitted for detailed planning in February 2016.
Work on site is expected to start later this year with Phase A completions due in 2018.