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Residential Development Opportunity
Twyford Abbey, Twyford Abbey Road,
London NW10 7DP
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Unique and historic property in London Borough
of Ealing.
Potential for redevelopment to a number of uses,
subject to the necessary consents.
Site extends to approximately 5.4 ha (13.4 acres).
Grade II Listed building set within mature grounds.
Savills London
33 Margaret Street
London W1G 0JD
+44 (0) 20 7409 8114
Approximately 0.6km (0.4 mi) from Hanger Lane and
1.0km (0.6 mi) from Park Royal London Underground
stations, providing Central and Piccadilly Line services
For sale freehold with vacant possession.
NOTE:- Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Map with the permission of the Controller of H.M. Stationery Office. © Crown copyright licence number
100022432 Savills (UK) Ltd.NOTE:- Published for the purposes of identification only and although believed to be correct accuracy is not guaranteed.
The site is located to the south of North Circular Road (A406) and to
the north of Twyford Abbey Road in Park Royal, within the London
Borough of Ealing. Access is provided via Twyford Abbey Road, a
minor thoroughfare connecting Hanger Lane Gyratory in the west to
Abbey Road in the east.
The site is irregular in shape and extends to approximately 5.4 ha (13.4
ac). The majority of the site is green open space comprising a walled
garden and scrub land, with a number of mature trees across the site.
The surrounding area comprises a mix of residential, industrial and
community uses. Immediately to the west and east of the site are
low density 2-3 storey residential houses. Along the western edge
is St Mary’s Church to the south of which is a small deconsecrated
burial ground. The northern boundary of the site is formed by the
North Circular Road (A406), beyond which is industrial and retail
warehousing. Immediately to the south east of the site is West
Twyford Primary School. To the south, the site fronts on to Twyford
Abbey Road, facing a series of medium density 4-6 storey residential
apartment blocks. Beyond these flats is Redrow’s Royal Waterside
development, which is currently under construction and will deliver 265
new apartments and a 20-acre nature reserve, alongside Bellway’s
now completed 139 apartment First Central development.
The site is well served by public transport with Hanger Lane
Underground station (Central Line) approximately 0.6km (0.4 mi) and
Park Royal Underground station (Piccadilly Line) approximately 1.0km
(0.6 mi) from the property. There are several bus stops within close
proximity of the site.
At the centre of the site is Grade II Listed Twyford Abbey, which dates
from the early 19th century and is currently in a state of disrepair. The
building is square on plan with a central courtyard. The south and west
wings are of two storeys, the north and east wings are three storeys.
Attached to the east wing is a three storey brick clad extension built in
the 1960s.
Directly to the north of the Abbey is a large derelict walled garden,
beyond which is the “Dairy”, a large brick and slate roofed structure.
Attached to the north wall of the walled garden is a small cottage with
windows into the walled enclosure.
A single storey lodge is situated at the entrance to the site from Twyford
Abbey Road and currently serves as a security hut.
The existing building on the site dates back to 1807-1809; the original
two storey dwelling (south west part) built on the site of a former
medieval manor house was designed by William Atkinson as an early
19th century Gothic revival building.
In the mid- 19th century the dwelling was extended to the north and
east. The Abbey was occupied as a single family house until the
beginning of the 20th century when the house was converted into a
home for the infirm.
The building was considerably extended in 1904-5 by the provision
of the northern western wing reflecting the Gothic appearance of
the earlier building as well as extensions to the north and east of the
More recent additions include a three storey infill on the north western
side of the building and a three storey wing to the east built in the
Twyford Abbey is located in the administrative area of London
Borough of Ealing.
The property is for sale freehold.
The Abbey and its walled garden (separately listed) are included
in the Statutory List of Buildings of Architectural and Historic Merit
(Grade II).
The site is allocated as Metropolitan Open Land (MOL) in the Ealing
Unitary Development Plan (UDP). The site is also identified as a
Nature Conservation Site of Borough Importance, Heritage Land
and an Archaeological Interest Area. The site is covered by a blanket
Tree Preservation Order (TPO), meaning all of the trees on the site are
protected. A portion of the northern end of the site falls within Flood
Zone 2 and 3.
As search of LB Ealing’s planning database reveals a number
of historic planning applications associated with the site’s
redevelopment. Most recently, an application for a residential scheme
of 92 units within the Abbey and grounds was submitted in June
2012 and remains undetermined.
A planning appraisal has been prepared by Savills Planning that
explores the redevelopment potential of Twyford Abbey, a copy of
which is available within the dataroom.
The report draws the following conclusions:
• Redevelopment of the site for residential is likely to be acceptable
at the site, subject to the impact upon the listed Abbey and
its walled garden, whilst reprovision of a C2 use would be
acceptable as this was that last operational authorised planning
• A hotel use could be considered acceptable given a previous
approved scheme, subject to the provisions of Local and National
Policy, but other uses such as office and retail are unlikely to be
• Historic England have attached a priority Grade A Buildings at
Risk categorisation to the Abbey, which indicates that there is
an immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric.
There is a requirement to find an appropriate long-term solution to
secure the future of this heritage asset.
We understand that the property is not elected for VAT.
Method Of Sale
The property is for sale by way of informal tender.
Unconditional offers are sought for the freehold interest.
Viewings are strictly by appointment and will take place at scheduled
times on viewing days, details of which will be provided in due
Due to Health and Safety reasons it will not be possible to enter the
PPE will be required for site visits.
Please contact the sole selling agent to make an appointment.
Further Information
Further information, including technical, planning and legal
documentation is available at:
Rob Pollock
T: +44 (0) 207 409 8114
E: [email protected]
Harry Wentworth-Stanley
T: +44 (0) 207 016 3873
E: [email protected]
Tom Larkin
T: +44 (0) 207 016 3852
E: [email protected]
• Although the site is allocated as Metropolitan Open Land, there
are very special circumstances to justify the provision of enabling
residential development to secure the future of the heritage asset.
• For this reason it considered that very special circumstances
exist to justify a departure from MOL restraint policy regarding
residential development at this location.
Important Notice
Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:
1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their
own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars.
These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily
comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have
not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
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