North Acton 2019
There are 27 tower blocks of 10 storeys or more recently built, being built or planned in the area around North Acton tube station. It’s likely the area will become one of the densest, suburban residential developments in Europe. 10,000 new residents will occupy the 5,000 new flats along with 2,000 students in towering halls of residence. Rush-hour congestion on the streets, in the tube station and in the nearby Elizabeth Line station will be unpleasant and potentially dangerous. How will healthcare and school education infrastructures cope with this population increase?