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Work begins on 125 new homes in Southall

Work is underway to build 125 new genuinely affordable homes on the site of a former car park in Southall.

The homes are being delivered by Ealing Council and Broadway Living, its wholly-owned housing company, in partnership with its developer partner, Mackenzie Homes.

The development is a mixture of one, two and three bedroom apartments that come with their own inset balconies, pedestrianised walkways and landscaped areas.

Homes for local people on low incomes

Of the 125 homes, 101 will be let at London Affordable Rent to local people on low incomes. The remaining 24 homes will be available through shared ownership.

Councillor Lauren Wall wearing a hard hat and high viz jacket at a building site
Councillor Lauren Wall, cabinet member for genuinely affordable homes at a site visit this week

Work on the site began in November 2021 and is expected to be completed by summer 2024. They’re being partly funded by a £10.77 million grant from the Greater London Authority (GLA), which will ensure that the council and Broadway Living RP can continue building genuinely affordable homes over the next five years.

The site consists of two parcels of land, which include a car park owned by Ealing Council and the former cattle market site which was under private ownership.

In addition to the 125 homes, the council will re-provide 76 public car park spaces, which will sit underneath the development.

‘Safe and comfortable environment’

Councillor Lauren Wall, cabinet member for genuinely affordable homes said: “These beautiful apartments will provide a safe and comfortable environment for families on low incomes, with great links to amenities and shopping areas in Southall.

Construction contractors working on the building site in Southall
Work has started on building the homes at the former cattle market site

“There’s a huge demand for homes in Ealing that local people can realistically afford.

“Our homebuilding programme is one of the biggest in London and by April this year, we will have smashed our ambitious target to deliver 2,500 genuinely affordable homes for the borough by May 2022.

“With more than 12,000 families still waiting for a council home in the borough, it’s important that we continue developing modern, sustainable homes long into the future.”

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