Hester Architects Ltd


The Avenue Ealing

The Avenue is one of Ealing’s most prestigious residential streets. It lies at the heart of The St Stephens Conservation Area just West of Ealing Broadway. The conservation area is characterised by large detached Edwardian villas on wide plots along tree-lined boulevards. This particular site is located at the junction of The Avenue and College Road. It was previously occupied by Ealing College, a private school for boys which dated back to 1837. When the school closed for business in 2011, our client Simon Scott Homes purchased the site for residential development.

The Scheme

It took a year of careful negotiation with Ealing’s planners and conservation officer to obtain a change of use from community to residential and to agree a suitable treatment for the buildings exterior in this sensitive location. The end result is five large, five bedroom, family houses each approx. 3700 square feet in area with accommodation spread over four floors. The traditional design, details and architecture of the buildings exterior contrast with the contemporary interiors which have been designed to meet all the needs of modern family life. The interior design was undertaken by Clare Norrish Interior Design Ltd.