Hounslow: on the move
Tue 12 March 2019, 3:13 pm
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.
With a focus on modern and flexible working, there will be shared offices for council, police and health services.
Hounslow House has been designed to create a welcoming, customer-focused environment and includes a library, adult education services, and a cafe.
Meanwhile, the Civic Centre’s former site on Lampton Road, is being transformed into 919 new homes, including 50% of homes for social rent.
The council is working with Linkcity, Notting Hill Genesis, and the Greater London Authority on the project.
Linkcity’s managing director, Nicolas Guérin, said: “Completion of this building is the culmination of years of collaboration with multiple parties to create something that truly benefits the local community. This new civic building provides an exceptional working environment for the council, police and health services, as well as improved public spaces, including a modern library and attractive cafe.”
Councillor Steve Curran, leader of Hounslow Council, added: “It’s been just over two years since the groundbreaking event and I’m delighted that we’re now almost at the point of moving into our new offices in the heart of Hounslow town centre. Hounslow House will provide an up-to-date office environment for our staff and visitors.
"As now, we will have our strategic partners working with us, including the Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS) and the Metropolitan Police team. While it is difficult to leave the Civic Centre after so many years, it’s wonderful to see that some residents have already moved into much-needed new housing that has been built on part of the site, with more housing to follow – 50% of which will be at affordable social rent.
"The council is committed to building new council and social housing for our residents and their families. This demonstrates our commitment to deliver on housing that has come to fruition because of our close working relationship with the mayor of London Sadiq Khan and our focus on delivery.”