Work set to start on new civic centre
by Marco Cillario Fri 3 February 2017, 3:31 pm
An agreement has been signed to start work on moving Hounslow Civic Centre to Bath Road and build almost 1,000 homes on its current location on Lampton Road.
Developer Linkcity announced on 23 January it would work in partnership with Notting Hill Housing on the £410 million development scheme.
Notting Hill Housing will redevelop the Lampton Road site, creating 919 homes across 10 buildings between three and nine storeys. Plans include studios; one, two and three-bedroom apartments and houses. Some of the housing is aimed at being affordable.
Linkcity will create the new civic building on Bath Road. The site, in Hounslow town centre, will include a library and a cafe as well as the council offices.
The relocation of the council facilities will be completed in 2019.
Linkcity managing director Nicolas Guérin said the signed agreements formalised “the ownership structure” of the development, enabling work to start.
Bouygues UK will be the contractor for the scheme.
The new civic centre, library and cafe have been designed by Sheppard Robson; the new homes by Allies and Morrison.
Councillor Steve Curran, leader of Hounslow Council, said it was “exciting” that all agreements had been finalised.
John Hughes, group development director for Notting Hill Housing, said: “Working in close collaboration with Linkcity, Hounslow and the GLA to deliver our shared vision of a high-quality integrated community, we are confident this new landmark development will be a great success and we look forward to welcoming the first residents in two years’ time.”