St George acquired the Ealing Filmworks site from Land Securities in August 2016 and commenced construction in December 2016. Since we purchased the site we have been reviewing the planning permission, with a view to making a number of refinements and improvements.
In April 2017, St George took possession of Walpole House and Flava’s Bar and Grill, allowing the next stage of work to begin. The soft strip of Walpole House will commence this summer, with full demolition to follow in the autumn. Flava’s Bar and Grill is due to be demolished over the course of the summer.
On 20 May 2017, we held a public exhibition to update local residents and businesses on our proposed minor amends and have now submitted a Section 73 minor amendment application, along with a Reserved Matters Application, to the London Borough of Ealing.
These minor amendments do not affect the size or delivery date of the cinema. The cinema, which will open in 2019, will remain the largest Picturehouse cinema outside the West End, with eight screens and 1,045 seats.
The proposed minor changes would remove the secondary commercial floorspace from Mattock Lane and Barnes Pikle, as well as making some changes to the internal layouts of homes and minor changes to the heights of some of the buildings. The changes will result in the delivery of an additional 48 homes, including seven further Discount Market Sale homes for local first-time buyers.
In total, the amended plans would see 209 homes delivered at Ealing Filmworks, including 35 Discount Market Sale homes, alongside the eight-screen cinema, 35,000 sq ft of shops, cafés and restaurants, including Vapiano and Planet Organic, as well as new pedestrian routes connecting Bond Street, New Broadway and Walpole Park.
Click here to download the information that was displayed at the public exhibition in Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre on Saturday 20 May 2017.
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 as well as helping to boost the local economy. Ealing Filmworks will also deliver much-needed housing, including Discount Market Sale homes for local people, an attractive new public square and new pedestrian links between The Broadway, Bond Street and Walpole Park.
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We will continue to update this website as the development progresses.