Hounslow town centre, the largest town centre located in the heart of the borough and has the widest catchment, extending into other parts of west London. It is served by three train stations – Hounslow Central and Hounslow West on the Piccadilly underground line and Hounslow Mainline to Waterloo Station (South West Trains).
The town centre is identified as a Metropolitan centre in the London Plan
It includes two managed shopping centres (Treaty Centre and Blenheim Centre), a range of national multiple retailers and anchor high street fashion stores. It also contains leisure and cultural uses, such as a library and theatre.
Please check investhounslow.com for more information and events taking place in Hounslow town centre.
The Hounslow Town Centre Masterplan sets a framework for future development, based on a clear vision to 2021 and contains a comprehensive set of development principles.
We are working on projects present themselves as catalysts for change to attract investment in the town centre. Town Centre Managers support partnerships and manage Hounslow, Brentford, Chiswick and Feltham town centres.
We have also been delivering regeneration projects in Hounslow town centre through the Mayor’s Outer London Fund and Housing Zone programme, for example.
The Outer London Fund was designed to support economic growth in London’s high streets. In 2011, Hounslow town centre was awarded £500,000 in Round 1 for a programme of shopfront improvements, events and street markets. In 2012, Hounslow received the largest combined award in Round 2 for Hounslow High Street (£2m) and Brentford (£1m), worth £3 million.
Completed improvements included:
a new street market trading from Tuesdays to Saturdays.
opening of Bell Square on Bell Road as an outdoor performance place
church Square to be used a secondary performance space along with a new war memorial
revamp of shopfronts and business support
public realm improvements: new paving, lighting, seating and street trees to improve the pedestrian experience of the High Street.
These improvements are extending eastward to the paving and carriageway, from Douglas Road to Inwood Road. Completion is expected by Christmas 2015.
We welcome the award of £18.5m from the Mayor towards the Hounslow Town Centre Housing Zone which is part of our ambitious regeneration programme designed to boost jobs and business growth, and to accelerate high quality house-building.
New Civic Centre
We deliver regeneration projects with our partners directly and are proposing to relocate the existing Civic Centre at Lampton Road to the existing Bath Road Car Park in Hounslow town centre, creating a civic presence and a new focal point for interaction.
The relocation will help maintain and enhance vibrancy and vitality of the town centre and enable the existing Civic Centre site to be re-developed for housing as allocated in the council’s Local Plan.
Planning briefs for Bath Road, Car Park and Hounslow Civic Centre have been produced to offer planning certainty to potential development partners with information regarding the council’s desired outcomes for both sites
We have teamed up with Waterman’s Arts Centre to bring you fortnightly performances from all over the world.
Please visit the Bell Square website for the performance programme. An events pavilion will also be built on Bell Square in early 2016.
A smaller public space by Holy Trinity Church was completed in March 2015.
The buildings and tower of the church provide a strong backdrop combined with new paving, lighting and street furniture as well as an events platform and a war memorial, which was unveiled in August 2014.
Church Square provides a welcome place to sit and pause in the busy High Street.
Please contact Holy Trinity Church for details on events taking place at Church Square.
Hounslow High Street Market
The new 24 stall Hounslow street market started at the end of September 2014. It trades from Tuesdays to Saturdays providing a mix of hot and cold foods and other goods to complement the High Street offer.
Recent Market Research has shown that this vibrate market is bringing people to the town centre to enjoy the variety and friendly traders.
Tudor Markets manages the market on behalf of Hounslow.
High street shops in Hounslow and Brentford were offered the chance to bid for funding to transform their shopfronts. We were working with 12 small businesses ranging from dry cleaners to pharmacies supported by the Mayor's Outer London Fund. The modernisation of the shopfronts was aimed at helping businesses attract customers and increase trade.
For further information on Hounslow Town Centre, please call Hounslow and Feltham Town Centre Manager on 020 8583 2570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org