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Rectory Park estate is the real winner in cricket match marking key milestone in £100m regeneration project in Northolt

A cricket match between Network Homes, a leading London Housing Association, Ealing Council and top 20 UK housebuilder Hill, marked a key milestone at the Rectory Park estate in Northolt, West London. The partners, who have been working together since 2012, have now started work on the final phase of the 449 new homes being delivered to the area, of which 62% are affordable.

As well as the new homes, the completed regeneration project will deliver a new community centre and beautifully landscaped outdoor spaces and play areas for existing and future residents. The Rectory Park estate originally housed a mix of 1950s and 1970s buildings which had fallen into disrepair. Ealing Council and residents agreed to redevelop the whole estate to provide new affordable homes so that the community could stay together.

The cricket match was held on Rectory Park on Thursday 30 August.

Tim Goodwin, Regeneration Manager at Network Homes said: “The cricket match was fantastic fun and a great way to mark a key milestone in the regeneration of Rectory Park. Of course the real winners here are the residents of the estate whose lives are being transformed by quality new homes and a much improved neighbourhood.

“We’ve always ensured residents were at the heart of this project since the start and they were consulted with extensively on the design of the new homes, landscaping and play areas. Three residents took part in the match and played starring roles!”

Simeon Abraham, Regeneration Manager for Ealing Council said: “This is another positive milestone in the continuing partnership between the Council, Network and Hill which has supported Ealing’s regeneration strategy for Northolt.”        

Jamie Hunter, Development Director at Hill, said: “We are extremely proud of the new homes we have delivered for residents with Network Homes and Ealing Council, and the cricket match was a great way to celebrate the hard work carried out by the teams. It is one of a number of events we have held over the years to help foster a collaborative approach and ensure we work together to deliver for the local community. After all, it was the Council and the residents who put their trust in Hill and Network Homes to deliver this important project for them.

“We are looking forward to strengthening our relationship further with the local community and the Council as we continue work at the Seasprite Close development located adjacent to Rectory Park. This development will provide a further 92 new affordable and private sale homes to the area including a mix of maisonettes, townhouses as well as one, two and three-bedroom apartments.”

We’ve always ensured residents were at the heart of this project since the start and they were consulted with extensively on the design of the new homes, landscaping and play areas. Three residents took part in the match and played starring roles!

Tim Goodwin, Regeneration Manager