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Council eyes HQ relocation

by Jim Dunton Fri 31 January 2014, 5:30 pm

Hounslow Council is investigating the feasibility of moving out of its current headquarters to occupy smaller premises in the town centre.

The move would pave the way for its current Civic Centre, in Lampton Road, to be redeveloped for housing.

Brendon Walsh, Hounslow’s director of regeneration, economic development and environment, said the existing 1970s building was too large for the authority’s current operations and suffered from a host of design faults.

In an interview with the Get West London website, Walsh said the council had identified a number of potential relocation sites in Hounslow town centre that would boost ongoing regeneration efforts.

He added that moving into an existing building was “preferable” to commissioning a new civic centre, as it would bring empty office space back into use.

Walsh indicated that a move could be on the cards from 2016.

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