Acton Gardens: Charles Hocking House Demolition
Progress on the award-winning Acton Gardens development in West London is steaming ahead, with Mick George Demolition Ltd appointed on behalf of Countryside Properties and L&Q to complete the forthcoming demolition works of Charles Hocking House as part of Phase 6.2.
This sequence of work will focus on community facilities designed to support a reinvigorated neighbourhood. A new nursery, doctor’s surgery, retail space and incubator office locations are all set to be created, anticipated for completion by Summer 2020.
The project will coincide with Phase 6.1 and will see new homes built above ground floor retail units, residing on the former Hardy Court. The retail space will contain Oaktree Community Centre, Bollo Youth Club, a dental surgery, supermarket and Café operations. L&Q, the landlord for the new buildings will also have a permanent office built here.
In its entirety, a total of 308 residential properties will be available on phase 6.
Acton Gardens is one of the largest residential regeneration schemes in London, aiming to transform a 52-acre site of the former South East estate in to a vibrant new urban quarter. When complete, the £600m scheme will deliver over 2,500 new homes, along with enhanced transport links, retail and community facilities and extensive public open spaces, throughout a 21 multi-phased initiative that is anticipated to be complete in 2026.
Mick George Ltd has already completed Asbestos Management and Demolition works on former stages of the Acton Gardens development, with this contract bringing the total valuation of works undertaken to date beyond the £2.1million mark.
Michael George, Contracts Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Having worked in partnership with Countryside Properties on a number of developments in the past, we’re pleased that they have recognised our credentials in providing multiple services on a project of this magnitude. Our contracting services are becoming increasingly sought after up and down the country, which is a testament to the quality of service that the business is providing.’’
George continued: ’’Acton Gardens is undergoing a tremendous transformation. This purpose-built community section will be crucial in developing a strong communal spirit at the heart of any desirable location.‘’