West Ealing and Hanwell Archives

This is a special page with items concerning West Ealing and Hanwell
Further regular updates will apear on our main page as things happen!

UPDATED 29th November 2021:    LATEST ON THE WICKES SITE -
As you will all know by now, This work is well under way and the Nissan Garage has also now been demolished for building to start there.

The information below is what was published back in July 2020 and is repeated here slightly out of interest although things may have changed since then!

Full details have not yet been published but there are plans to replace the Wickes/Nissan site on Boston Road.  There may be up to 300 residential units (including 58 "affordable units") with 83 car spaces and over 300 cycle spaces with a new "Village Square" and play places. 

Also Ealing Today have a few more details on their website

The next steps are to review the scheme and the consultation in August for a planning application to be made in September for possible presentaion to Ealing planning committe and, unless refused, to start construction in 2019. When more information is available, we will try to update this web site.

It is not known if Wickes will take over one of the proposed shops but it must be doubtful knowing how much space they need for the retail area, the service area and especially for customer parking. Is this the end of yet another useful store?

You can get a flavour of the scheme by looking at the images below and see a larger version of some of the proposed buildings by clicking on them.

Plan of area to be developed View from McCanns public house View out into Boston Road from within

NEW 8th February 2018: Ealing Council publish consultation for West Ealing station area
Crossrail complementary measures.

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Ealing Council are consulting about possible changes to the area around West Ealing station to prepare for the anticipated increased demand in the area as a result of crossrail at the station.

You can see the consultation documents (both the document and proposed plan of the area) on the council's West Ealing consultation web page  The consultation closes on 26th February 2018

New 7th July 2017: Information for Hanwell and West Ealing supporters

Here are a few new items of interest to our West Ealing and Hanwell supporters.

 1.         You may remember that there was a planning application to replace just the (now closed) BHS store in West Ealing. Well now it has been revealed that this will also include the demolition of the old Woolworths building. The developers A2 Dominion are having a public consultation exhibition on Saturday, 15th July from 1pm to 4pm at The Lounge, St John’s Church, Mattock Lane, West Ealing, London, W13 9LA. You are encouraged to go along to see what might be in store for the future (other than more big empty shops or restaurants?)

West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood Forum (EWCNF) has more about this site listed as "asset 6" on their web page at http://www.wecnf.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/WECNF-Heritage-Assets.pdf

2.         There is also a current planning application for replacement of nearly all the little cottages between the gym and Lidl entrance in Hanwell (they were built in about 1715) and later with the front gardens were built over to provide the shops. The development will be of up to 10 storeys of 63 units mixed between studios and 3 bed flats. Amazingly, the scheme describes the block as Marshall house (after the designer of guitar amplifiers which were made in one of those shops)

The Planning application is ref: 172913FUL:  64-66 and 70-88 Uxbridge Road, Hanwell W7 3SU which you can see via the Ealing planning application website at https://pam.ealing.gov.uk/online-applications/ - which was broken but is now working again!

Ealing today published an report on this application a while ago and it can be seen on their website

The proposed Marshall House Existing eastern end of site next to gym Existing western end of site towards Lidl