This groundbreaking project for the London Borough of Ealing provides emergency hostel accommodation for local people, assessed as being in immediate housing need. The scheme which is subject to a 10 year temporary planning agreement, uses an innovative approach to building and land use.

The re-purposed shipping containers offer a sustainable, robust, affordable and flexible solution particularly suited to this urban, difficult to access infill site.

Located within the Cuckoo Housing estate conservation area, the site was previously occupied by largely disused 1970’s garages blocks, which attracted fly tipping and anti social activity.

Four pavilions – comprising two and three storeys provide 34 units in total. There is also a site management office and laundry, with refuse storage.

The whole site is built to secured by design principles and landscaped with open outside spaces and a play area.

10

studio units for 1-2 people

16

1 bedroom units for 2-4 people

8

2 bedroom units for 3-6 people

132

Maximum
occupancy

14

Weeks construction

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Bordars Walk, Ealing - Pop Up Buildings
Bordars Walk, Ealing - Pop Up Buildings
Bordars Walk, Ealing - Pop Up Buildings
Bordars Walk, Ealing - Pop Up Buildings
Bordars Walk, Ealing - Pop Up Buildings
The concept of providing accommodation on sites we own – which are quick and affordable to build – is exciting. We’ve learned a lot from this first project and there were many sceptics, so it’s quite nice to counter any negativity with a solution which is local, fit for purpose and as near as cost neutral as we can get.

Jack Dempsey | Head of Allocations and Accommodation London Borough of Ealing