Cattle market, Southall


There is an acute affordable housing crisis in Ealing borough, with a shortage of homes that are available at rents that local people on moderate incomes can afford. With around 12,000 households waiting for a council home, delivering more genuinely affordable homes for Ealing to be let by the council or housing associations, is a key priority for the council. Find out how the council is tackling the housing situation.

The site

We purchased part of the former cattle market site in 2013 and created an 80 space pay and display public car park.

The car park is located between the car park behind the Red Lion pub and the remainder of the old cattle market site to the rear of the Lidl supermarket on Southall High Street at the eastern end of Southall town centre.

In partnership with our developer partner, Mackenzie Homes, who owned the remainder of the former cattle market, we have agreed a contract to build 125 new homes in two eleven-storey blocks at the site, along with a commercial unit and a replacement public car park. The development is a mixture of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments that come with their own inset balconies, pedestrianised walkways and landscaped areas.

It is anticipated that 101 of the homes will be let at London Affordable Rent, which is a type of social rent. A further 24 will be available as shared ownership. The further breakdown is as follows:  

London affordable rent

  • 49 one-bed flats 
  • 41 two-bed flats
  • 11 three-bed flats

Shared ownership

  • Eight one-bed flats 
  • 16 two-bed flats

We expect construction to be completed by summer 2024. 

Who to contact

The contractor working on this development on our behalf is 4square. If you have any questions relating to the site, please contact Anny Levett on 020 7539 4750 or during normal working hours. 

Related council cabinet reports

October 2019

Related planning applications