Ealing Council have completed a modular temporary homes development on Borders Walk, in Hanwell.
Marston Court has been built by QED Sustainable Urban Developments to provide managed, temporary accommodation for local homeless families. There are 34 temporary homes on the site – a mixture of studio, one bedroom and two bedroom units. Each has its own front door, shower room and toilet, as well as a kitchenette. In addition to the units, the landscaped site has a play area, laundry room, and management office.
The council is using the homes as an alternative to expensive private bed and breakfast accommodation.
Councillor Jasbir Anand, cabinet member for housing, said: “This site was previously occupied by disused, derelict and unsightly council garages that attracted fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour. This development is a huge improvement and will provide a temporary home for local people who find themselves in the incredibly difficult and distressing situation of being made homeless.”
Temporary planning permission of ten years has been granted for the site.