Border Walk was a social housing project for Ealing Council and consisted of 1, 2 and 3 bedroomed shipping container homes. These were originally developed by Snoozebox and completed by our partners in 2017. Now named Marston Court, it has been built to provide managed, temporary accommodation for local families who are homeless.
There are 34 temporary homes on the site and are a mixture of studio, one bedroom and two bedroom units. Each has its own front door, shower room and toilet, as well as a kitchenette. In addition to the units, the landscaped site has a play area, laundry room, and management office.
A shortage in social housing, and affordable alternatives in the private rented sector, means that these families often find themselves in expensive bed and breakfast accommodation. The modular homes development will provide a better temporary solution for both the families affected, and the council.
Temporary planning permission of ten years has been granted for the site.

“This site was previously occupied by disused, derelict and unsightly council garages that attracted fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour. This development is a huge improvement and will provide a temporary home for local people who find themselves in the incredibly difficult and distressing situation of being made homeless” 

Ealing Councillor Jasbir Anand, cabinet member for housing

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