Chiswick High Road scheme gets green light
by James Renoux-Wood Fri 30 January 2015, 1:01 pm
Developer Lend Lease has won planning permission for a residential-led scheme in Hounslow.
The redevelopment of 408-430 Chiswick High Road will feature 137 one to three bedroom-homes, 816sq m of retail space and enhancements to the public realm along Essex Place. The scheme was designed by Assael Architects.
The site is currently dominated by Empire House, an obsolete office building opposite Turnham Green, which will be redeveloped into 66 homes. In addition 46 apartments and four townhouses will be provided along Essex Place, as well as 21 new apartments on the corner of Acton Lane.
The scheme is located 20 meters away from Chiswick Park tube (view Lend Lease's aerial site photo here).
Richard Cook, head of residential at Lend Lease, said: “The approval of our planning application marks the first key milestone in our aim to significantly enhance this part of Chiswick and is a further example of our commitment to the regeneration of challenging brownfield sites in London."
The scheme will provide "much-needed housing at a very sustainable locaiton", according to area planning manager at Hounslow Council, Shane Baker.
"Lend Lease has sought to engage local businesses and residents to identify priorities through consultation and publicity, which included a number of public exhibitions, with the aim to provide interested people with information and to look for potential improvements and priorities," he said.
"Given the sensitive location of the site, it was very important to provide a detailed scheme, with it giving good detail of materials, finishes and landscaping, to demonstrate that a high-quality environment would be created."