HOUSING association Network Homes is to build up to 160 affordable homes near Central Middlesex Hospital in Park Royal.

Surplus NHS land, which housed a call centre and storage for the hospital, has been purchased.

The land sits within the Old Oak and Park Royal Opportunity Area, where 25,000 new homes are planned.

David Gooch, Network Homes director, said: “[We] developed 145 affordable homes for intermediate rent and shared ownership on the neighbouring site (Luma Apartments) in 2011, so we know the benefit these homes bring to the community.”