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Affinity Sutton appointed to regenerate Dean Gardens

After careful evaluation by Ealing Council and residents, Affinity Sutton has been selected as the preferred partner to regenerate Ealing’s Dean Gardens Estate in West Ealing, known locally as Sherwood Close.

Over the coming months and into 2013, Affinity Sutton and the council will work closely with local residents on developing detailed design proposals to produce a planning application for the redevelopment of the estate.

Built in the 1960s the estate currently provides 209 mainly one and two bedroom flats which are poorly laid out and despite the close proximity to Ealing Broadway offer few links between the estate and the wider area.

The new proposals will seek to create a more sustainable neighbourhood with new affordable and private homes within a well laid out landscape and with better access and links to the Broadway and wider community.

Kerry Kyriacou, Affinity Sutton’s Group New Business and Development Director, said; “We were thrilled to be selected to redevelop the Dean Gardens Estate.  As with many estates of this era Dean Gardens has simply not stood the test of time and we look forward to creating a new and sustainable neighbourhood, which maximises and complements the fantastic links that this location provides.”

Councillor Hitesh Tailor, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “Ealing Council is playing an active role in the local housing market to deliver more homes - directly and in partnership, for social rent and other tenures.  Affordable living in decent housing in the heart of Ealing is an important priority for us. With Affinity Sutton we’re improving the standard of housing at Deans Gardens, helping strengthen the community and delivering a more pleasant and safer place to live.” Working with Affinity Sutton on the regeneration will be architects, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios; Employers Agents, EC Harris and property agents, Knight Frank.