Plans for a £200m regeneration scheme have moved forward after a deal was struck over the land.
Housing association Network Homes purchased a 6,600 sq m site in Southall, west London, from developer Galliard Homes for the 500-home project.
A planning application is now expected to be submitted this summer for the proposed development, with a start on site anticipated in spring 2018.
The development would provide a mix of studio and one, two and three-bed homes, as well as “substantial” commercial space at Merrick Road, which is within the Southall housing zone.
The site is close to Southall Crossrail station, which will run services to central London and Heathrow from May 2018.
Network Homes executive director of development Vicky Savage said the association wanted to create “an outstanding scheme”.
She added: “We will be working very closely with our partners at Ealing Council and the GLA to achieve the best possible outcomes for the area.”
Network Homes aims to develop 1,000 new homes a year and is leading on four major regeneration schemes across London and Hertfordshire.