Work has officially started in Brentford High Street which will see 96 new Council homes built as part of Hounslow’s pledge to deliver 1,000 new Council homes by May 2022.
Published: Thursday, 28th October 2021
To mark construction starting on site at the development, the Leader of Hounslow Council, Cllr Steve Curran attended a ground-breaking event with developers, Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd. The milestone event was also attended by Syon Ward Councillor and Cabinet Member for Communities and Climate Emergency, Councillor Katherine Dunne.
This development is one phase of the regeneration of Brentford High Street which covers over 11 acres. Overall, the Ballymore development will deliver up to 800 new homes, as well as retail and office space.
Cllr Steve Curran Leader of Hounslow Council said:
“This is another great day for Hounslow but most importantly our residents. Delivering 96 new Council homes to help meet the increasing demand for council housing in the borough. The properties will include a range of 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom homes to meet the varying needs of residents on our housing waiting list, with ten of the 96 homes designed to be wheelchair accessible.
“We’ve worked tirelessly with our partners, Willmott Dixon to make sure these homes are of high-quality, energy efficient to meet the needs of our residents.”
Matt Kemp, Senior Operations Manager, Willmott Dixon said:
“We are delighted to commence this vital housing scheme, working in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow to create essential housing and important commercial space. We have a long standing relationship with the borough and through our network of local supply chain partners, we are proud to support the Hounslow pound while delivering much needed places to live.”
The development, due to complete by summer 2023, will also include landscaped communal gardens, 12 retail units and car parking spaces. The provision of these amenities will give residents more than just a new home as they will have the opportunity to enjoy the surrounding area and come together as a community.
The new homes also use energy efficient technologies as the Council looks to become zero-carbon by 2030. To help in our green recovery, the homes will be 100% electric with an Air Source Heat Pump system that will provide residents with hot water and heating.
Councillor Dune (in digger) with Councillor Curran at the site in Brentford.
Hounslow Council has pledged to secure an additional 5,000 new and affordable homes by 2022 including 3,000 new Council and Housing Association homes for social rent and 2,000 for shared ownership and other affordable housing.