The Twyford Abbey Masterplan saves and sympathetically restores a derelict Grade II-listed manor house and original walled garden on Historic England’s Heritage at Risk Register in Ealing, west London. The project will deliver 30 homes in the restored Twyford Abbey and 296 homes across seven new residential buildings, 50% of which will be affordable homes for local people.

The abbey’s historic grounds will be opened up to the public for the first time since the Alexian Brotherhood vacated the Twyford Abbey in 1987, improving connectivity with the canal and wider area along with a new 1.2-acre public park complete with children’s play facilities. New community grow gardens and an orchard will be provided within the historic site’s restored walled garden for residents and visitors.

Located on land which is designated as Metropolitan Open Land, Heritage Land, a Site of Importance and Nature Conservation land, a landscape-led approach to the masterplan has been adopted with the new residential buildings carefully placed within the grounds to respect the most significant trees and the setting of listed buildings, with the architectural approach inspired by the Gothic character of Twyford Abbey. New homes are arranged around courtyards, varying in height from five to six-storeys. Two-storey cottages, inspired by workers cottages on historic estates, line the main drive.

The masterplan for clients Latimer, the development arm of Clarion Housing Group who will deliver the new homes and Redington Capital who will sympathetically restore Twyford Abbey, will bring a derelict and forgotten country estate back to life, saving and restoring a historic listed building, delivering much needed new carefully designed homes and opening a previously inaccessible site to the local and wider community to enjoy.

Location
Ealing, London
Client
Latimer Developments Limited (part of Clarion Housing Group), Redington Capital Limited
Architect
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Structural Engineer
OCSC
Services Engineer
OCSC
Sustainability
PRP
Landscape Architect
BBUK Studio Ltd
Planning Consultant
Stantec (Barton Willmore)
Cost Consultant
Arcadis
Acoustic Consultant
SRL Technical Services Ltd

Allford
Hall
Monaghan
Morris