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Southall regeneration masterplan submitted

Southall town centre

Assael Architecture and Montreaux Living have submitted a masterplan to build at least 2,000 new homes on an industrial site in Southall East, Ealing, West London.

The 2,000 new homes will include affordable housing and a Build to Rent offer, and will sit alongside community, work, retail and leisure spaces.

The project, to be named Margarine Works after the Maypole margarine factory that once operated on the site, will play a key role in the wider regeneration of Ealing with a new one-acre green park.

The development will link neighbourhoods with Southall town centre, providing direct links to Southall’s Crossrail station,. A pedestrianised bridge will be built over the railway.

Local heritage assets such as the Sunrise Radio building and the façade of the Maypole Margarine factory will be given a distinct use and character, lining the new multifunctional public realm beyond.

The scheme is also intended to create a new district comprising five defined character areas, taking influence from the local heritage assets on site, the historic industrial features, the former canal basin and the "urban vibrancy unique to Southall".

Loren Thanyakittikul, director at Assael Architecture, said: “Southall is an area undergoing rapid change, so it was important to maintain a strong sense of community whilst delivering a significant number of high-quality new homes.”

Margarine Works is set to be delivered in phases, with the initial stage planned for autumn 2019, and homes are due to be available in 2021.

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