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Work begins on flagship regeneration scheme in West London

Partners in a regeneration scheme that will provide more than 500 much-needed homes for residents of Southall, West London, met at a ground-breaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction.
Work begins at Park Avenue Southall

PA Housing’s Park Avenue development will be located in the heart of the community and is being delivered in partnership with Ealing Council and constructed by housebuilder The Hill Group.

The phased project, which will provide a total of 516 homes, is also being supported by funding from the Greater London Authority (GLA), with PA Housing working with the GLA to provide all the homes as affordable.

Existing residents currently living on Milan Road will be given the option to move into one of the new affordable-rented homes, delivered in phase one, on the same terms as their current tenancy.

Comprising a mix of one, two, three, and four-bedroom homes, the development will help meet local housing needs upon completion of the development and each block will have its own play area alongside a shared central facility.

As well as significantly increasing affordable housing, the scheme will be built to the Future Homes Standard 2025, delivering a high level of sustainability and minimising the impact on the local environment through the installation of solar panels and air source heat pumps.

Suzannah Taylor, Executive Director of Development at PA Housing, said: “It was great to welcome our partners to the site at Park Avenue and celebrate work getting underway.

“For us as an organisation, delivering much-needed homes to this vibrant community in Southall is an incredibly exciting project to be leading on and we can’t wait to see the development begin to take shape in the coming months.”

Councillor Shital Manro, the council’s cabinet member for good growth and new housing, added: “It was a privilege to be on hand for the PA Housing ground-breaking event in Southall. These new homes will provide truly affordable options for the residents of Southall and Ealing. Working with our GLA and PA Housing partners, we will continue to deliver affordable and accessible housing for Southall and borough residents.”

Tom Copley, Deputy Mayor at the GLA for Housing and Residential Development, said: “This exciting development will provide much-needed affordable new homes to the residents of Southall, as well as offering play areas and shared facilities. Building to the Future Homes Standard 2025 also means there is minimal impact on the environment, with solar panels and air source heat pumps providing sustainable housing that can be enjoyed for decades to come in this vibrant community.”

Michael Turner, Regional Director at The Hill Group comments: “We were delighted to join our partners from PA Housing and Ealing Council at the ground-breaking ceremony for this exciting new neighbourhood in Southall. This transformative project will deliver high-quality, much-needed sustainable homes for the local community, and we are pleased to be constructing affordable homes that will help significantly improve the lives of new and existing residents.”

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