The historic Manor House is being brought back to life as a new hub for hospitality, building on Southall's cultural diversity and excellence in food.
Set within Southall's lively town centre, the grounds of the timber-framed Elizabethan Manor House are a peaceful retreat with a proud heritage. These magnificent grounds hold wonderful yew trees and an old mulberry tree are said to have been planted by Henry VIII.
The new project is focused on supporting jobs, skills and enterprise in catering and hospitality, the Manor House will host:
- An inspiring Training Restaurant offering both high quality dining and unique training opportunities.
- Apprenticeships & training at all levels for careers in the hospitality industry
- Spaces to host classes, workshops, & training
- Business support for local businesses & those just getting started
- New large-scale event and gathering space able to host festivals, demonstrations, and private parties and receptions
- General space and support for local people’s interests, from food growing and cooking to inter-generational and cross-cultural skill swapping and celebration
Want to look at the plans?
The application and supporting plans are available on the planning pages of the Council’s website using the link below:
What is planned?
The Refurb and development phase of the Manor House are underway - we plan to be fully open by late 2017.
The scheme includes a makeover of the stately Southall Manor House with the historic rooms to become an 80-seat restaurant, the old kitchen wing hosting a café, kitchen and project room to support new and existing food entrepreneurs, and the upper rooms used for training, workshops and classes.
The setting of the building will be enhanced with a Tudor garden to the front and landscaped courtyard to the rear linked to the park beyond. The courtyard will house a newly built, start-of-the-art training kitchen and pavilion extension to host events and gathering.
What could the Manor House do for you?
Here is some inspiration ...
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What is happening next?
You'll be able to see hoardings up all around the site and building works are well underway. We aim to open the Manor House doors to the public in early 2018.