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Acton town centre has a thriving high street with a strongly independent and creative business base and market, cultural, and community initiatives at its heart.

South Acton is home to more industrial businesses with a range of employment and workspaces, and Acton Gardens offers new homes and play areas connecting to Southfields and Chiswick beyond. North Acton forms part of the Old Oak Park Royal Development Corporation as the southern gateway to Park Royal and the future regeneration area at Old Oak Common.   

Acton has fantastic public transport connectivity with seven stations and two major road connections (the A40 and Uxbridge Road)A new Elizabeth line station at Acton Main Line has enhanced the connectivity alongside the District and Piccadilly connections from Acton Town, Central line from East, North, and West Acton stations, and overground routes offering routes north-south from Acton Central and South Acton, with the potential for future West London Orbital improvements. 

To the north, Acton is part of the UK’s largest regeneration opportunity at Old Oak and Park Royal, with 9,000 new homes and 2.5m sq ft planned around London’s new HS2 terminus and the UK’s largest Industrial Estate, Park Royal.   This is the borough’s most significant opportunity to host a new and dynamic neighbourhood within London with unrivalled connectivity and potential. Working with OPDC colleagues and government departments, Ealing Council will ensure this area can set an example for growth in London and the UK.  

This wealth of opportunity across Acton’s centres and industrial estates and excellent connectivity means opportunities for higher-density employment and greater levels of development.     

The town is home to a strong, creative, and artistic community. In 2022, it became a Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) that aims to support artists and new innovative businesses to find affordable workspace within Ealing. The Acton & Park Royal CEZ seeks to amplify Acton’s sense of community and fun through new and existing local events, markets, and connections to the nearby creative area.  

Key Opportunities

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Co-location opportunities for industrial uses with residential to retain valuable economic activity.

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Strong community and engaged cultural groups.

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Growth in student accommodation is attracting a dynamic and young population.

Key Strengths

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Part of the UK’s largest regeneration opportunities at Old Oak and Park Royal.

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It will be connected to HS2 at the new Old Oak Common station.

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Home to a passionate and dynamic artistic community with more than 1,250 creative jobs and 150+ creative businesses, including studios, workspaces, artists, film, photography, and recording studios.

Key Connectivity

Acton Main Line station is served by main line trains to Paddington and west to the Thames corridor.

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Acton Town to Central London

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Acton Town to Central London

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North Acton to Central London

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South Acton and Acton Central


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