A family fun day to celebrate the completion of phase 1 completion of Acton’s Friary Park estate regeneration has taken place.
As well as representatives from Peabody and Mount Anvil, the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, Tom Copley also joined residents along with local MP for Ealing Central & Acton Dr Rupa Huq.
Peabody and Mount Anvil have been working on the project since 2014 which will see 1,228 new homes of which 455 homes will be affordable, 315 of which will be social rent and London affordable rent.
Nocketa Miller, founder of Earth Living and a resident, said: “I was the first resident to move over to the new development. Although I was nervous, I was really excited at the same time to move into my new home. I decided to stay here at Friary Park because the community feels like a family to me and it’s the place I call home.”
The community centre where the event was held will be replaced by a new and improved facility, which will be 47 percent larger.
The second phase of regeneration begins in the spring with the homes expected to be ready in 2025. Full regeneration is expected to be complete by 2027.
Annemarie Fenlon, managing director for Northwest London at Peabody said: “This was a fantastic opportunity to join with members of the community to thank people for helping to shape their new neighbourhood and to celebrate the completion of their new homes. We are committed to delivering much-needed affordable homes in Acton, and across the city, while helping growing families in need of family-sized homes get the space they need.”
Kilian Hurley, chief executive at Mount Anvil said: “We are very proud to be delivering new affordable homes for families in Ealing. Working closely with existing residents at Friary Park was essential for creating a successful and sustainable neighbourhood. It was great seeing the community come together for a day of fun activities to celebrate their new homes.”
Tom Copley, deputy mayor for housing and residential development said: “Friary Park is undergoing a hugely exciting transformation and this event was a great way to celebrate the completion of its first phase. The residents have been at the heart of this project, which is delivering green spaces and a new community centre alongside much-needed affordable homes – all of which will make a real difference to the lives of those who live here.”