Broadway Centre Sale

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Ealing Broadway Centre was sold to British Land in February 2013 for a reported £142.5m as part of a wider portfolio of properties owned by the Dutch company Wereldhave, which has now disposed of all its UK property interests. The … Continued

Work Starts on Cinema

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The former Empire Cinema (originally the Forum, designed by John Stanley Beard, opened in 1934) was demolished in 2008/9 leaving only the supported facade in front of a cleared site. Planning permission was granted to Empire Cinemas Ltd, which own … Continued

Iron Duke

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The Iron Duke sculpture was unveiled at Hanger Lane in early October. This is a piece of public art sponsored by TfL, with a financial contribution from Ealing Common Ward forum, as part of the Hanger Lane Bridges replacement project. … Continued

Local Gems

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This is a picture of 51 Drayton Green, which was sadly demolished in 2011, despite our protests. Mapping for Change at University College London have created an interactive community map for us showing locally and nationally listed buildings and monuments … Continued

House Extensions

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The Department of Communities and Local Government carried out a consultation on proposed changes to permitted development which ended on Christmas Eve. Ealing Civic Society objected to the proposed changes which would allow detached houses to be extended by 8m … Continued

Awards Presentation

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Our 2012 awards were presented by Tony Palmer, the television and film director and author, at the Town Hall on 27 November. Tom Jestico, from our architects’ panel, talked about the 9 shortlisted buildings and landscapes before the 3 winners … Continued

Arcadia Sold At Last

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Benson Elliot Capital Management exchanged contracts with the administrators of the Arcadia site in central Ealing on 26 October 2012. This ended a long period of uncertainty over the future of the site following the falling into administration of Glenkerrin … Continued

Empire To Start Work Soon?

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Following release by Empire Cinemas of a press notice indicating that they will soon start work on their 20 screen cinema complex in Ealing Broadway, members of the Society have met Empire and their architects to discuss elements of the … Continued