Hounslow celebrates more than 100 new Council homes for local people in Feltham

60th anniversary of Frank Towell Court celebrated with the completion of 102 new Council homes

Published: Monday, 3rd July 2023

Councillor Sue Sampson and Councillor Tom Bruce with new Frank Towell Court resident, Mr Abbassi

Hounslow Council has celebrated the completion of the new development at Frank Towell Court, which will provide 102 new council rented homes in the heart of Feltham.  

The three-year project, in partnership with Willmott Dixon, combines a mixture of apartments, houses and maisonettes with a range of 1-,2- and 3-bedrooms. The project also focused on improvements to the entire estate with new pathways, gardens, access to greenspace and a new play park for children.  

Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Development at Hounslow Council, was joined by Councillor Sue Sampson, Cabinet Member for Housing Management and Homelessness, the Leader of Hounslow Council, Councillor Shantanu Rajawat and ward Councillor Muhammad Akram, for the official completion event on Thursday 29 June.  

Frank Towell Court official opening group shot

The first ever homes on the Frank Towell Court site were originally completed in June 1963 and 60 years later, as 102 new homes were added, councillors had the opportunity to meet with David Towell, the son of former Council Leader in the post-war period, Frank Towell, who the development was originally named after to mark his commitment to housebuilding.  

Each property was designed and built with features to maximise energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions, such as the use of photovoltaic panels and individual air source heat pumps to provide heating and hot water.  

Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Development said:  

“We have consistently shown that we have a fantastic track record of delivering high quality, genuinely affordable homes for our residents, despite the financial challenges facing the industry.  

“Willmott Dixon have been a longstanding partner of the Council, and it’s great to see how partnerships and investment provide a positive boost to our communities and improve the lives of residents.”  

Frank Towell Court official opening

Councillor Sue Sampson, Cabinet Member for Housing Management and Homelessness added: 

“Last year, we pledged to ensure local people live in good quality homes and in thriving neighbourhoods. Frank Towell Court is the perfect example of how we can tackle the housing crisis and make much-needed improvements to our estates.  

“It was fascinating to meet with David – the son of Frank Towell – to learn more about the history of the estate and his unwavering commitment to provide homes for people after the Second World War. It’s a privilege to continue that legacy by delivering investment into the estate.  

“We want residents to feel connected to their communities and pride in their estates, which we know provide a number of health and wellbeing benefits for our residents.”  

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