On 12 December 2016, St George commenced construction of the Ealing Filmworks development and confirmed that the borough’s long-awaited cinema will open in 2019. Ealing Filmworks will provide a number of key benefits for local people. The new cinema, as well as the shops, cafés and restaurants, will create and sustain jobs and help to boost the local economy. Ealing Filmworks will also deliver much-needed new housing, including discounted market sale homes for local people. The Filmworks development will open up the site, delivering attractive new public spaces and creating pedestrian links between The Broadway, Bond Street and Walpole Park.
The construction programme has been ordered to specifically facilitate the delivery of the cinema, which will be opening in 2019. Picturehouse Cinemas remains committed to operating it, while Vapiano and Planet Organic will also still be accommodated at Ealing Filmworks alongside other shops, cafés and restaurants.
In November St George submitted a S73 (minor material amendment) application to the London Borough of Ealing to reduce the number of pre-commencement conditions from 15 to five. All of these have now been discharged, allowing development to commence. We have also served the developer’s notice on the borough, triggering the start of the compulsory purchase order (CPO) process to acquire the rest of the site and deliver the development.
We are reviewing the planning permission and will be making some changes in the New Year. The details are still being finalised, but will essentially involve reducing the amount of commercial floorspace and increasing the number of homes, including affordable homes.
There will not be any significant increases in height and the overall development will look very similar to the existing planning permission.
We will hold a public exhibition in the New Year for the local community to view the proposals prior to their submission to Ealing Council.
Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions, by calling us on 020 7323 3544, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information will be available in early 2017. We will update this website as the development progresses.