Arcadia Site

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The Society (along with Save Ealing’s Centre) met several prospective developers of the Arcadia site at the end of 2011. The site has been in the hands of the administrators, Grant Thornton, since the demise of Glenkerrin Ltd in 2010. … Continued

Still No Start On Empire

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Planning permission for “nonmaterial” amendments to their previous application was granted to Empire Cinemas in late 2011. Empire’s Chief Executive, Justin Ribbons, told the Ealing Gazette at the time that they would “soon be able to commence work” on a … Continued

Neighbourhood Planning

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Under the Government’s localism agenda, communities will be encouraged to develop neighbourhood plans for their own areas. The Society, working with Save Ealing’s Centre (SEC), has approached the Council with a view to drawing up proposals for central Ealing. It … Continued

Hope For New Empire

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Following a local campaign to rebuild the partially demolished Empire cinema opposite Ealing Town Hall, it looks as if we may at last see some action. Revised plans for the redesign of the Empire were sent to local groups for … Continued

Cinema Developments

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The Council has decided to give Empire cinemas one last chance to proceed with the development prior to initiating compulsory purchase procedures in October. The chief executive of Empire Cinemas, Justin Ribbons, accepted an invitation to appear before the Overview … Continued

Question Mark Over Arcadia

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Ireland’s National Asset Management Company (NAMA – the so-called Irish ‘bad’ bank) has requested that administrators should be appointed for Irish developer Glenkerrin’s UK properties, including the Arcadia site in Ealing. This means that the site would be placed on … Continued

Westel House (32 Uxbridge Road)

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This 1960s Richard Seifert building was subject to a planning application which involved demolition and the building of a 9 storey hotel, 2 tall residential blocks (up to 21 storeys) and a block of 9 storey affordable housing behind. In … Continued

Ex-Empire Cinema

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Building activity at the cinema site started just before Christmas when unsightly piles of rubble from the demolition were levelled. But our excitement was quickly deflated when we learned that Empire Cinemas were planning to build a temporary car park … Continued

Acton Town Hall Site

A report to progress new facilities on the Acton Town Hall site was approved by Ealing Council’s Cabinet in November 2010. The proposals include a 25m swimming pool, training pool, fitness suite, community facilities, library, day-care facilities and satellite office … Continued