Boris visits RAF Uxbridge

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has visited RAF Uxbridge, where Vinci St Modwen are working on plans for a major redevelopment of the former base which could create 1,300 jobs.

The site’s barracks, accommodation blocks, mess facilities, and other buildings will be converted or replaced with 1,300 new homes, a 1,200 seat theatre, a 90 room hotel, a new school and GP surgery as well as shops, offices and other community and recreation facilities, providing a major regeneration opportunity for the local economy.  Part of the site, which forms Green Belt land, would become a new 14 hectare district park.

The Grade II listed Hillingdon House and the historic Battle of Britain Bunker will be preserved as part of the development, which has Mayoral approval.

Boris Johnson, said:   “As unemployment continues to rise, developments like the RAF Uxbridge site are crucial to create permanent jobs and boost the local economy. Investment in regeneration is what will drive the capital out of the downturn and make it even more competitive to prosper in the long term.”

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