Civic Centre move to make way for new homes
Wed 10 December 2014, 10:21 am
Hounslow Civic Centre, the councilís headquarters, is to be torn down, paving the way for 700 new homes. The local authority will re-locate to a new office block on Bath Road, also in the town centre.
Great West magazine can reveal that out of the 25 potential developers that were selected by the council from the mayor’s housing framework, 12 have expressed an interest in the housing project to be built on the current Civic Centre site at Lampton Road.
Cabinet members approved the proposals for both the Lampton Road and Bath Road projects in October 2014.
Director of regeneration, economic development and environment, Brendon Walsh, said the council would shortlist candidates for the residential scheme in April or May 2015 and that a decision will be made by June. The chosen developer will then submit a planning application.
The council’s move to Bath Road is the result of a decision that its current base is too costly to maintain. Its new headquarters will include a seven-storey office block, and will feature a library and community resource centre.
The scheme at Lampton Road will also address the need for more affordable housing, the council said.