About Hounslow Town Centre
Hounslow town centre, the Borough’s largest town centre, is identified in the London Plan (2021) as a Metropolitan Centre. Two shopping centres, the Treaty Centre and the Blenheim Centre contain well-known national chains while the borough’s rich diversity can be seen throughout the High Street in its mix of bustling shops.
Apart from the retail offer, Hounslow town centre is a destination due to a range of other uses including a varied cultural offer with a theatre and world-class outdoor artistic events on Bell Square, offices, religious establishments, residential, and public services such as Hounslow House, containing the council offices and library. The town centre benefits from great connectivity, being well served by three stations (one overground and two underground) to London and Heathrow.
Hounslow town centre is designated a Mayoral Housing Zone with 4,000 new homes being delivered between 2015 and 2025. Notably, the Hounslow High-Street Quarter development includes 588 residential units, a multi-screen cinema and commercial units that will provide a considerable increase in the amount of high quality retail and leisure space in the town centre. The western part of the High Street is pedestrianised and the eastern part is a one-way system for buses and taxis only. There are a range of private and public car parks serving the town centre.
A vision for Hounslow
Hounslow will continue to grow as a civic heart to serve its diverse population. This will mean celebrating this multiculturalism through events, investing in public spaces that communicate this identity and providing new facilities to serve the community. New leisure, cultural, community spaces and workspaces will make Hounslow a more desirable place to live and work. New high-quality development, alongside greening the town centre, will make it more attractive and reinforce the high street as a place to visit.
Hounslow Town Centre Masterplan
The development of a new Hounslow Town Centre Masterplan is already underway to replace the Hounslow Town Centre masterplan 2013. The new masterplan will present holistic development strategy for Hounslow town centre and its surroundings. Setting out thematic framework and site-specific guidance as a tool for the Council to use when informing and shaping future proposals coming forward in the town centre. The new masterplan will be brought to Council Cabinet in Spring.
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