Scott Brownrigg Planning achieves planning permission for Acton Town Hall

Scott Brownrigg Planning achieves planning permission for Acton Town Hall

03.04.12

Ealing Council’s Planning committee has granted Planning Permission, Listed Building Consent and Conservation Area Consent for the redevelopment of Acton Swimming Baths, Kings Rooms and Acton Town Hall Extensions. Scott Brownrigg Planning, working with project architects S&P, submitted the applications on behalf of Ealing Council.

The multi-million pound redevelopment and regeneration of the Acton Town Hall complex will realise the Council’s vision for ‘A new heart for Acton’ and will be a fantastic asset for the borough. The proposals include the demolition of the former baths building and the Kings Rooms which will be replaced by a new building housing a range of leisure, community and Council services.  Part of the Town Hall will also be refurbished to create a new library and council offices. The iconic frontage of the Town Hall and the baths chimney to the rear (both listed Grade II) are to be retained and restored together with the Kings Rooms façade which will provide a new entrance on the High Street.

The proposals involve significant heritage issues including two listed buildings, two locally listed buildings as well as the site being located within a Conservation Area.  Collaborative working between Scott Brownrigg Planning, the project architects and English Heritage ensured a resolution to grant permission was achieved within 13 weeks of the application being submitted.

The permission will enable the creation of a valuable leisure, civic and community hub that will help to trigger and secure further regeneration in the Acton Area.