118 New homes for rent and a re-provided pub proposed for Southall

A proposal for a 17-floor residential tower on the site of the former Hanbourgh Arms pub that overlooks the Grand Union Canal.

Detailed plans have been produced by project architects SWAP Architects for a tower of nearly 20 floors at its tallest with a smaller building at the rear of 5 floors. The entirety of the proposals is set to be clad in glazed terracotta.

The site has long been a site of a wet pub, with the public house closing down in the late down which itself was rebuilt following a fire to the previous 20th-century building in the 1980s.

South aspect of the proposed scheme, image credit SWAP Architects

The site is relatively well served by public transport, with a number of bus services running along Uxbridge Road / The Broadway to the north of the site.

Whilst there is an Elizabeth Line station within the local area, this is would be a 20-minute walk for future residents with some of the aforementioned bus routes set to be rerouted to better serve the other housing schemes in the immediate vicinity of Southall station, which we wrote about previously.

Finally, a unique feature of this scheme is its close proximity to the Paddington Arm canal, with connects up to the Grand Union Canal around half a mile to the south of the proposed site.

Within the envelope of the 118 new homes proposed for this site in Southall, 77 would be for market rent and 30 for Discount Market Rent.

Proposed residents amenity open space, image credit SWAP Architects.

Discount Market Rent is frequently referred to as affordable housing by local authorities and developers alike, these new homes are rented out at a maximum of 80% of local market rents, with a maximum combined household income of £60,000 as determined by the Greater London Authority (GLA).

Prospective occupants would be able to register an interest by placing a bid on these DMR-priced flats through the housing bidding website run by local authorities, this being the London Borough of Ealing eligible households on the borough’s housing waiting list would apply through Locata.

Finally, the remaining 11 new flats would be rented out at London Living Rent. London Living Rent is a housing and savings product offered by housing associations, to enable residents to save for the deposit for a shared ownership property, by offering initially lower rent than what would otherwise be available on the open market.