A planning application to regenerate the former GlaxoSmithKline site at Greenford was lodged in November 2013. Iceni hopes to create a mixed-use development offering employment, residential, education and leisure use and opening up the area to the community for the first time in decades.
The hybrid (part outline and part detail) planning application, mainly for the southern part of the site, proposes up to 593 homes (98 houses and 495 flats) including the partial demolition, an extension and conversion of the Grade II-listed Glaxo House from office to residential use, 2,806sqm of retail, 656sqm of restaurants, 245sqm of community facilities and a 3,100sqm cinema, part of a canal-side leisure hub which would also include a food store, restaurants and cafes.
It proposes the re-opening of Berkeley Avenue to connect the site with Greenford, open space, regeneration of the canal side, surface and basement car parking, cycle parking and public realm.
Decisions from Ealing Council then the Mayor of London, are expected this spring. If approved, work will start in early 2015.
GSM London, an independent business college, opened on the nine-hectare site in October 2012, while Glaxo Welcome House is available to let as an office building.
The site is north of Greenford town centre and to the south of Sudbury Hill, well-connected to central London and Ealing town centre with regular tube, bus and rail connections to London Heathrow, Wembley Stadium and Westfield Shopping Centre, as well as the A40.
Residential, Food and Drink, Educational, Retail, Leisure and Services
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