Training at the Manor House
Wed 14 January 2015, 3:41 pm
Southall Manor House is to be transformed into a training and enterprise hub for those pursuing a career in the hospitality industry.
The project will see the 16th century building extended to make space for a purpose-built kitchen wing, a restaurant to be used for training in hospitality skills, and an area for community events.
Ealing Council has named the scheme Dine in Southall and will deliver it in partnership with the Greater London Authority, West London College and the University of West London. Placements will be offered from April 2016.
The authority has so far secured funding of more than £1 million towards the creation of the hub, while a further £770,000 will be supplied through the London mayor’s regeneration fund.
Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council, said: “Dine in Southall is an innovative project that will secure a better future for the area. It will bring an historical gem back to life, while providing local people with the chance to train, learn new skills and find employment.”
A detailed planning application will be submitted later this year.