A first look inside the new container homes complex in Hanwell has been unveiled by the council in a housing project aiming to help the homeless.

The 34 modular homes in Bordars Walk, called Marston Court, have been given a temporary 10 year application and is ready for homeless families to move into.

Getwestlondon was shown inside the container homes as part of an open day for the public to view the units run by Ealing council.

Ealing Council’s modular homes development on Borders Walk, Hanwell

The new court includes 34 separate homes which are a mixture of studio and one to two bedroom units.

As well as the houses, the site has a play area, laundry room and management office.

Councillor Jasbir Anand, cabinet member for housing, previously said: "This site was previously occupied by disused, derelict and unsightly council garages that attracted fly-tipping and antisocial behaviour.

Inside the studio home for homeless families

"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."

The development has seen some controversies after a resident claimed she was not made aware of the changes and woke up to find the container home built, overshadowing her house.

Janis Hawkins claims she didn't get notified of further meetings and was told there would be trees and shrubbery planted to shield the view. Pic: Janis Hawkins

Janice Hawkins, who has lived in Hanwell for 13 years had told getwestlondon she understood the need for them, but could not believe the proximity and why residents nearby weren't consulted.

An Ealing Council spokesman did not comment on whether initial plans had been altered, but responded: "We wrote to residents in 2015 to give them a chance to view and comment on proposals to build temporary modular housing for families on the site of disused garages."

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