Hounslow Council will move into its new purpose-built office, Hounslow House, this spring. The new town-centre landmark has been developed by Linkcity and built by Bouygues UK.
Hounslow’s plans to transform the borough and build more genuinely affordable homes have been praised by the deputy mayor for housing and residential development.
Hounslow has become a ‘Creative Enterprise Zone’ (CEZ), one of six successful London boroughs of 25 which put in a bid to the mayor of London for the status and funding.
Hounslow Council has pledged to secure 5,000 new homes, with 60% for social rent, by 2022. These plans intend to reduce the number of families currently on the council’s housing waiting list for a permanent home.
Hounslow’s parks and open spaces have been awarded 11 prestigious green flags across the borough.
Hounslow has been recognised as one of the best places in London for street maintenance.
The £5.7 million two-year restoration of Boston Manor House has received a funding boost. Following the announcement last summer that Hounslow Council had secured a National Lottery grant to restore the house to its former glory, the council received a further £490,000 in December 2018 for its ‘Community and Creative Catalyst’, which aims to boost the local economy and bring people together.
Hounslow’s Chamber of Commerce is 110 years old in 2019 and the borough with London’s second largest economy after The City of London has marked a number of achievements.
Hanworth Air Park Leisure Centre reopened its doors in January 2019, following the £1.3 million refurbishment of its swimming pools and gym.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has given the green light to build a housing development which will deliver hundreds of new homes on the site of a former Citreon car dealership in Brentford.