Going for gold
by James Renoux-Wood Fri 14 February 2014, 2:57 pm
Hounslow Council is hoping the government will accept proposals to link the borough's rail stations to HS2 and Crossrail at Old Oak Common.
Speaking at a recent business conference organised by the council, Councillor Steve Curran, cabinet member for housing, planning and regeneration, stressed how the links would create huge benefits for the Golden Mile stretch of the Great West Road.
He said: “If we get our plans to connect Brentford, Syon Lane and Hounslow rail stations to the HS2 and Crossrail agreed, it will make the Golden Mile even more of an attractive location for business.”
The Golden Mile is home to many major blue-chip nationals, such as BSkyB and Glaxo Kline Smith.
Curran said: "The overwhelming feeling I gained from the excellent meeting was that Hounslow is brimming with potential, and places like the Golden Mile are beginning to enjoy a renaissance, as illustrated by BSKyB’s existing plans to extend its campus.
"Brentford is buzzing with regeneration plans and the local football club is riding high. We also have one of the country’s largest ever infrastructure investment projects with £800 million being pumped into revamping our roads and pavements across the borough."