Hounslow town centre regeneration

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, which includes 588 residential units, a multi-screen cinema and commercial units has provided 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 2024

The Hounslow Town Centre Masterplan 2024 was approved by the Council on 11 March 2024. The masterplan presents holistic development strategy for Hounslow town centre and its surroundings. It sets 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 masterplan has been prepared in accordance with the Hounslow Town Centre Vision and borough-wide priorities. The masterplan will steer and guide change in line with Council ambitions, will work alongside the emerging single Local Plan and provide an additional level of detail in a development context. It can be used as a roadmap for attracting and guiding investment in the town centre; and facilitating partnership working between the local communities, stakeholders, public and private sectors to realise shared objectives.

A high-level analysis of suitability and sensitivity to tall building development underpins the work in the Tall Building Annex which focuses exclusively on Hounslow town centre. It provides more granular and detailed guidance on building heights for specific sites across the town centre. It should be noted that a borough wide Tall Buildings Study is underway and will be completed in the Spring 2024. This will provide the evidence base for the approach to tall buildings in the single Local Plan, including the tall buildings policy.

Thanks again to everyone who attended consultation events and those who submitted comments on the draft masterplan.

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For further information on Hounslow town centre

Email enquiries@investhounslow.com


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