The Site

Remarkable by Nature

Berkeley are transforming a disregarded brownfield site into a new destination with nature at its heart. This 88-acre development will be a place rich in flora and fauna and when complete, will become one of the most biodiverse developments in the UK.

Working in conjunction with London Wildlife Trust, The Green Quarter will provide:

  • Two brand new parks - Central Gardens and The Wetlands, providing over 13 acres of new parkland for all to enjoy.

  • Over 1km of reinstated tow path along the Grand Union Canal.

  • A new footbridge linking to the adjacent 90-acre Minet Country Park - which Berkeley are investing £1.8m in.

  • At least 2,500 trees being planted across the development.

  • A multitude of habitats from grassland, woodland, ponds to a wetlands.

  • Habitats for London priority species including bats, butterflies, finches, thrushes and raptors.

  • Green roofs across the development.

  • Over 17 acres of Podium Gardens.

  • The Wetlands will have 6,000m3 of water with varying depths creating a mosaic of aquatic habitat, marginal planting, reed bed, marsh and flower rich grassland.

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History & Heritage

1587

1587

Southall Manor House built

1839

1839

Brunel's Great Western Railway Company opened

1864

1864

Parish of Southall established 

1869

1869

Gasworks constructed by Brentford Gas Company

1903

1903

Southall Water Tower built

1924

1924

Southall Film Studios opens

1932

1932

Gas Manholder built on-site 

1945

1945

Large numbers of people from India and Pakistan settled in Southall 

1972

1972

Gasworks ceases to operate 

2014

2014

Southall Big Plan is published. Berkeley acquires the 88 acre Southall Gasworks site working with the Greater London Authority, London Borough of Ealing, National Grid and the London Borough of Hillingdon

2016

2016

Masterplan works commence on-site

2017

2017

Commenced Western access bridges, roads & utilities and affordable homes

2019

2019

Alongside Catalyst Housing, the first residents have moved into their affordable homes

2020

2020

1.2km of towpath reinstated along the Grand Union Canal

quality homes

Quality Homes

  • 3,750 high-quality new homes

  • Phase 1 will comprise 49% affordable homes

open spaces

Open Spaces

  • 13 acres of parkland

  • Up to half of the development will comprise open green space for all to enjoy

  • 2 new parks

  • 2 footbridges created to open up 90 acres of Minet Country Park

  • 1km of canalside living

an evolving place

An Evolving Place

  • A health centre

  • A community centre

  • A primary school and nursery 

connectivity

Connectivity

  • 2 new bus services into the development

  • A new entrance connecting the development to the A312

  • A central park connecting the development to the forthcoming Crossrail station