Colonial Drive


 

PLANNING GRANTED FOR COLONIAL DRIVE DESPITE ADJACENCY TO NATURE RESERVE.

Planning permission has been granted for The Blackstone Group’s new residential and office development at Colonial Drive, Ealing.

The schemes adjacency to Gunnersbury Triangle, a unique urban nature reserve, managed by the London Wildlife Trust, made the development a contentious issue for many local people.

We collaborated with London architects Flanagan Lawrence to provide AVR1 and AVR3 images (read about Accurate Verified View – AVR – Classifications) from key viewpoints in the reserve and adjacent streets.

Through several phases of consultation, our images helped communicate the visual impact of the scheme accurately to Ealing Council and the public. The images were based on photographs taken during various seasons, to demonstrate how the views would look with varying levels of foliage cover. A key challenge was maintaining photo-montage accuracy through dense layers of vegetation.

Despite the controversy, our verified views allowed stakeholders to make informed decisions about the reality of the visual impact of the scheme.

 

SUMMARY

Client: The Blackstone Group
Architect: Flanagan Lawrence
Planning Consultants: CBRE
Scope: Verified Photomontage CGIs – AVR 1 and AVR 3
Planning Ward: Southfield, Ealing
Status: Completed

 

(Images shown in the slideshow are a mixture of verified and non-verified views)