Hounslow High Street Quarter developer named
by Jim Dunton Wed 6th November 2013, 4:32 pm
Barratt and its commercial development arm Wilson Bowden have been picked to regenerate a swathe of Hounslow town centre.
The firm has been chosen by Hounslow Council to deliver 400 new homes (41 per cent affordable), a multiplex cinema, and around 10,000 sq metres of retail space as part the new High Street Quarter.
They were one of three bidders shortlisted to deliver a scheme to connect the town’s Blenheim Centre with the main High Street.
Brendon Walsh, the council's director of regeneration, economic development and environment, said: "This represents a significant boost to confidence in Hounslow town centre and will be a catalyst for other schemes to come forward."
Steve Curran, the authority’s cabinet member for housing, planning and regeneration, said: “I was very impressed with all three bids to regenerate the town centre.
“The Barratt and Wilson Bowden tender was the best fit with our vision to transform Hounslow town centre into one of west London’s most vibrant, exciting shopping and leisure destinations.”
William Robinson, development director of Barratt and Wilson Bowden, said the scheme would be a game-changer for the town.
“High Street Quarter will bring a range of retail, leisure and residential opportunities to Hounslow, centred around high-quality public realm, creating spaces for events, performances and meeting places, which will seamlessly integrate into the existing fabric of the town and deliver a distinctive and sustainable Hounslow town centre for everyone,” he said.
“We are looking forward to working with the London Borough of Hounslow and stakeholders to turn our vision for this essential regeneration into a reality.”