Mixed-use plans for ex-telephone exchange
by Jim Dunton Sat 12 October 2013, 10:31 am
Proposals for the redevelopment of Wheatstone House on Chiswick High Road have been lodged with Hounslow Council.
Developers Telereal Securitised Properties’ proposals would see 95 homes and 4,000 sq feet of retail space constructed on the site of the former BT telephone exchange.
Scheme architect ColladoCollins’ plans include a mix of one, two and three-bedroom flats in a “U”-shaped building extending up to nine storeys in height at the back of the structure, but stepping down to seven and three storeys elsewhere.
Practice partner Roy Collado said the site was a prominent location at the entrance to Brentford town centre and that the designs sought to enhance the look of the area and create a stronger visual statement on Chiswick High Road.
“Overcoming the challenges inherent in its location, this new building proposes a stylish residential solution that will really benefit the regeneration of the area,” he said.
“We’ve worked closely with local conservation groups and stakeholders to ensure this intelligent and thoughtful design is in keeping with the industrial heritage of the area.”
He added that the application was expected to be determined by the end of November.
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