Hownslow's HQ redevelopment gathers pace
Wed 26th October 2016, 11:29 am
Work to build almost 1,000 homes on the site of Hounslow Councilís headquarters is now well under way.
The council’s civic centre at 88 Lampton Road is being redeveloped by Notting Hill Housing Association (NHHA), to make way for an initial 150 homes which will be completed in spring 2018.
By 2022, up to 780 more homes will create a new hub of community housing at the site, which is a short walk away from Hounslow Central tube station and on the doorstep of the award-winning Lampton Park.
Staff are preparing to move to a smaller, more cost-efficient and accessible new civic building. This will incorporate a library and cafe and will be situated on the former Bath Road car park, just west of Hounslow High Street. Along with the current site being completely demolished to make way for much needed housing, new offices are planned to boost town centre businesses and be more accessible for residents.
Hoardings at the site’s periphery are hiding most of the preparatory groundwork being undertaken by NHHA, which has seen changes to parking, the relocation of a bus shelter and the relocation of public art and a number of memorial trees to Lampton Park.
Hoardings currently at the site.
Once the work to clear the site and an emergency access road is completed, existing metal fencing will be replaced and the site will be fully enclosed behind timber hoardings, with vehicles moving on-site for the start of planned construction.
To find out what Hounslow's next development opportunties are, book your meeting with senior representatives from the council at the next Sitematch London event on 8 February 2017 by contacting Josie Brewer.