WORK has started on 296 homes to be built in the grounds of historic Twyford Abbey in Ealing. Developer Latimer expects completion in 2026.

Of the new low-rise homes, half will be affordable housing and are designed to enhance the heritage of the site, all surrounded by trees.

The project will also involve the opening of the south lawn, equivalent in size to 16 tennis courts, to the public for the first time in more than three decades.

To celebrate the start of work, developers were joined at the site by Tom Copley, Deputy Mayor of London for Housing.   

Cllr Peter Mason, leader of Ealing Council said: “The site will include a new park for the whole community to enjoy, which we wrote into planning conditions for the development.”