Mixed-use developer Montreaux has unveiled plans for a residential-led redevelopment of the 1m sq ft former Maypole factory site in Southall, south east London.

Montreaux Southall plans

Named Margarine Works after the factory that once operated on the site, the project forms part of a wider regeneration of Ealing with a 1 acre green park and more than 2,000 new homes anchoring the scheme.

Working alongside Assael Architecture, Montreaux has also proposed to develop workspace, retail and leisure opportunities within the scheme. The residential element will incorporate affordable housing and build to rent, located a few minutes’ walk from the new Southall Crossrail station.

The project will be delivered in phases, with start on-site for the initial stage planned for Autumn 2019. The first homes are due to be available in 2021.

Damian Stalley, managing director at Montreaux Developments, said: “It was a real team effort by everybody. We’ve been impressed by the speed at which Assael and our project team went from concept to planning submission in just 6 months. The pre-application advice from Ealing has been vital to informing our emerging proposals and hitting these timeframes. We look forward to delivering this fantastic regeneration project with the team. Which importantly will provide real tangible benefits for the local community, including new homes, retail, leisure, jobs and a public park.”

Loren Thanyakittikul, Director at Assael Architecture, added: “Southall is an area undergoing rapid change, so it was important for us to maintain a strong sense of community whilst delivering a significant number of high quality new homes. For this project, it was essential that the outline application captured the essence and aspirations of this new neighbourhood without being too prescriptive, creating a platform for the best possible scheme to come forward.”

GL Hearn acted for Montreaux on the acquisition of the site in December 2017.