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Stirling-prize winning architect Will Alsop kicks off a new era for the Golden Mile

Professor Will Alsop OBE, Founding Director of aLL Design, has been commissioned to conceive an exemplary mixed-use design for regeneration at Capital Interchange Way.

The site sits adjacent to the consented Brentford Community Stadium scheme and will form part of the regeneration of the Golden Mile.

The evolving plans seek to transform and regenerate the site with a mixed use development, incorporating a new bus depot, new homes, a car showroom, office space, a media hub and raised landscaped public park space.

The new bus depot would replace Metroline’s current facilities at Commerce Road, Brentford, and could facilitate provision of a new school at the Brentford Lock site.

Will Alsop said: “Hounslow is an exciting area, with the Golden Mile area a key gateway into London; innovative and quality design is evolving in the Borough and I am delighted to be exploring ideas for the site at Capital Interchange Way.

“aLL Design is currently working on ideas for a mixed-use project, to rejuvenate this run down site near the M4.  Our ethos is simple – to ‘make life better’. We’re looking forward to working with Hounslow Council, together with the local community, to enhance environment and well-being.”

Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “We have an ambitious vision for a strategic regeneration of the Golden Mile, making it fit for 21st Century working and living. We welcome high-profile architects like Will Alsop bringing forward imaginative design and strong investment in our borough.”

A spokesman for Metroline said: “At Metroline we are proud to be serving one of the world’s busiest cities. Moving to this state of the art facility at Capital Interchange Way is an exciting opportunity, and will help us deliver ever better bus services for Hounslow and London.”

It is envisaged that the project will bring new jobs, homes and a multimillion pound investment to the borough, regenerating a key site on the Golden Mile of the Great West Road.

Public Exhibitions of the evolving proposals will be held this autumn at the London Museum of Water and Steam between 5pm and  8:30pm on Thursday 29 October and Monday 2 November. An information website is live at www.CIWconsultation.com

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