The Housing Design Awards 2015 have revealed this year’s finalists, with Green Man Lane in the running for a ‘Completed Scheme’ award. The winners will be announced at the official award ceremony on Monday 13th July in London.
Conran and Partners’ design for the Green Man Lane masterplan will provide over 770 new homes, a three-form entry new-build primary school, an art cafe, community centre, eco-friendly energy centre, cafes, public parks, play areas and landscaped piazzas.
The first phase of the rebirth of the five-hectare site has received widespread acclaim. The vibrant community is flourishing and steadily replacing the former 1970’s crumbling housing estate, which had numerous social problems.
The entire five-phase scheme, including the school, is being delivered in a partnership between developers A2Dominon and Rydon.
The regeneration of the estate is the first in a series of projects in Ealing, with the scheme being used as an example of what can be done to transform communities through positive architectural design. Local consultation has been key to the development’s success so far.
Lee Davies, director of Conran and Partners and the lead architect of the new Green Man Lane community, said: “Much of what we have done is getting back to the basics that make for strong community living. This next phase will build on that work even further.
“For things to change in Green Man Lane, not just the environment but the perception of living there also had to change. The school will play a part in that change of perception and the sense of a rebirth of an area and a community.”
The school will have places for 630 pupils, plus a 100 place nursery and provision for 25 pupils from across the borough in its Additional Resource Provision for Special Educational Needs. There will also be a rooftop play area as part of the three story development.
Lee Davies adds “Green Man Lane is retaining many of its existing residents, but is also attracting new families and the neighbourhood deserves a school that will give their children the very best place to learn.”
For further information on the awards please visit their official website www.hdawards.org