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Acton is fast becoming an area of high rises. I suppose this is in anticipation of Crossrail and HS2?
There's a rarely used station nearby called Acton Main Line which will have Crossrail from 2018 , central London (West End & City of London) in no more than 30mins.

There's North Acton tube on the Central Line which will also have the night tube too but also HS2 at OOC , but that's not due until 2026.

Hopefully it will be a well designed scheme , most likely submit a proper planning application some time next year. :banana:
 

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New stations seem to be breating new life into Acton. It seems to have the potential to be almost like a new town emerging
There are a number of pre-existing highrises already , a mixture of residents and student flats and some period buildings too. I know there are plans afoot to increase the capacity of North Acton and it definitely needs it , in anticipation of an increase in the population.
 

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The proposed development involves the redevelopment of land at Portal Way to provide a residential-led mixed use scheme. As noted previously, discussions regarding the proposals for the site are ongoing with LBE through the forthcoming PPA process; however for the purposes of this EIA Scoping Report the proposal currently comprises:
 5 no. buildings rising between 2 and up to 42 storeys over a full basement, access currently suggested off Portal Way.
 Primarily residential, with up to 700 residential units, and approximately 2,500 m2 of flexible non-residential floorspace, located around the perimeter of the site in the lower levels.
 Central communal courtyard amenity space and improved public realm/pedestrian links to the south and west/north of the site.

And not 42x2 as stated in the estatesgazette , otherwise I would of said so in the title for the thread

http://www.estatesgazette.com/blogs.../08/north-acton-becomes-development-hot-spot/

I put the links to the planning docs there for a reason. Still it would be lovely regonised that.
 

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Discussion Starter · #10 · (Edited)
6 Portal Way
North Acton W3

Planning application: Ealing 161144FUL

Official website: http://www.6portalway.london/


Development Facts

Address: Portal West 6 Portal Way London W3 6RU

Developer: City & Docklands Property Group

Architect: BUJ Architects

Floors: 42 | 32 | 11 | 9

Height: TBC

Residential units: 578








 

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They look like seventies tower blocks. Someone get Barbara to spend her time over here so we can get the good stuff built.
Barbara is unable to make any actual improvements to a scheme besides reducing the number of units. It's a well designed scheme which uses high quality materials furthermore it's location makes it highly suitable for a high density development.
 

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So many schemes recently have done renders from cemeteries. It's like some kind of in-joke among those producing them. The Berkeley scheme in Blackheath seemed like a shot from a halloween film.
 
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