On Thursday (18 January) the Leader of Hounslow Council, Councillor Steve Curran, officially broke ground at Barratt London’s highly anticipated High Street Quarter development, which is set to transform Hounslow Town Centre.
High Street Quarter will deliver a multiplex cinema, along with a range of shops, restaurants and eateries, which will all be set around a new town square. The project will also include 528 homes, of which 41 per cent will be affordable.
Present at the ceremony were representatives from Hounslow Council, Barratt London and L&Q, which will be providing the affordable homes at the site.
Leader of Hounslow Council, Councillor Steve Curran said:
“Today marks the start of work on what has been an eagerly anticipated development that will not only provide an improved retail and restaurant offer in Hounslow town centre, but also deliver much-needed housing, 41 per cent of which will be affordable.
“The council is working with a number of partners to make huge improvements to our town centres, and the new Hounslow High Street Quarter meets our ambition for the regeneration of this area.
“It will give a real boost to Hounslow, not just as a locality but also to the whole borough, helping to create a landmark destination that will draw both residents and visitors.”
Stephen Day, Managing Director of Barratt West London said:
“We want High Street Quarter to be a hub for the whole community, continuing the regeneration of the existing town centre and bringing investment to the local economy. We look forward to welcoming the first residents of High Street Quarter in the not too distant future.”
Kay Burnaby, Head of Land and Acquisitions, North Region at L&Q said:
“We are delighted to be working with Barratt London to provide much-needed affordable homes in Hounslow. This is an exciting development which will also provide fantastic improvements for the whole local community, including a new cinema, and a range of shops and restaurants, all set around a new town square.”
The entire project is set to be completed by 2021; the first homes will be completed in 2019 and the cinema and commercial units will be delivered in 2020.