St George officially launch Dickens Yard from the old fire station

13th September 2011

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St George, one of London's leading developers, held an event to celebrate the opening of the Dickens Yard Marketing Suite at The Old Fire Station in Ealing.

St George, one of London's leading developers, held an event to celebrate the opening of the Dickens Yard Marketing Suite at The Old Fire Station in Ealing.  Distinguished guests included The Worshipful the Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Rajinder Mann, Leader of the Council, Councillor Julian Bell and Chairman of Berkeley Group, Tony Pidgley. 

St George is set to launch its latest development, Dickens Yard, which is situated in the heart of one of West London's most established locations on 5th & 6th February 2011.  This new mixed-use scheme in Ealing, includes 698 new apartments and penthouses set around a European-style public piazza with landscaped gardens together looking over 100,000sqft of prime retail space, mixed with cafes and restaurants.

Launching from the old Fire Station, a locally listed building refurbished by St George as part of the project, Ian Dobie, Managing Director of St George West London commented, "The Fire Station is one of three gems which provide symbolic markers to Dickens Yard, the Town Hall and Sir George Gilbert Scott's magnificent Church of Christ Saviour in New Broadway.  We are proud to be investing in Ealing's long term future and have real belief in the Queen of the Suburbs.  Dickens Yard will be the first project at St George, delivering the Berkeley Group's Vision 2020; an ambitious new strategy which sets objectives for the next decade, across all areas of our business, for the benefit of our Customers, Stakeholders, our Staff and the Environment."

Leader of the Council, Cllr Julian Bell also commented, " We have long held an aspiration to see Dickens Yard get off the ground and start a renaissance which will deliver a legacy for the people of Ealing."

Situated in the very heart of Ealing town centre, and surrounded by historic landmark buildings, Dickens Yard is a unique development that blends heritage with sophistication to create an exciting new urban quarter.  698 luxury apartments and penthouses will provide stunning homes ideally located both for Ealing and for travel into Central London. Each home will look out across private gardens, or landscaped pedestrian boulevards, which will link three public piazzas playing host to lively markets, street theatre and jazz events and lined with cafés and boutique shops, to create a bustling new focus.

Dickens Yard will ensure that the already thriving cultural life in Ealing will get a welcome boost.  Dickens Yard is located just a short walk from Ealing Broadway Station which provides   Tube (district and central) and rail services to Central London.  Paddington station is just nine minutes away and Heathrow Airport 24 minutes by train.  Crossrail is also coming in 2018 which will see direct train services from Ealing into the West End, City and Docklands.  Important road links such as the M4 and North Circular are also nearby providing easy access both in and out of London.

The specifications at Dickens Yard are exceptional. From the hotel style entrance foyer, to the apartments where interiors will be elegant and spacious.  Extensive facilities include 24 hour concierge, private underground parking* and a residents only fitness suite.

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