The site of a former car park in Southall is being transformed into housing, with work underway to build 125 new ‘genuinely affordable’ homes.
Delivered by Ealing Council and Broadway Living, its wholly-owned housing company, and in partnership with its developer partner Mackenzie Homes, the development will be a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom apartments that come with their own inset balconies, pedestrianised walkways and landscaped areas.
The partnership insists that 101 of the 125 homes will be let at London Affordable Rent to local people on low incomes, while the remaining 24 homes will be available through shared ownership.
Work on the site commenced in November 2021 and is anticipated to be completed by summer 2024. The homes are being partly funded by a £10.77 million grant from the Greater London Authority (GLA), to 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. As well as the 125 homes, the council says it will re-provide 76 public car park spaces, which will sit underneath the development.
“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,” Councillor Lauren Wall, cabinet member for genuinely affordable homes, said.
“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.”
She added: “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.”