Council takes lead in revitalising Hanwell Town Centre

hanwell town centreThe disused building, at 120 Uxbridge Road, occupies a prominent position in Hanwells conservation district but has been vacant for around two years. To bring the building back into use, the council is proposing to take out a lease on the property and upgrade its exterior through Ealings shop front improvement scheme.

The council would then look to sub-let the property to retailers, social enterprises or other businesses, bringing new activity and vitality into Hanwell town centre. Ealing Councils Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Councillor David Millican, said:  This is such a prominent building and if it were brought back into use it could really lift the town centre. It would also add a new dimension to the £1million regeneration project already underway in Hanwell town centre and, if successful, set an example for other local regeneration projects to follow.”

The Hanwell regeneration programme has seen a range of improvements already undertaken across the town centre including the Hanwell clock tower restoration, new hanging baskets, heritage-style lamp columns, festive lights and landscaping at St Mellitus church.

The councils proposal to take out a lease on the Uxbridge Road property is subject to the current leaseholder undertaking internal repairs and refurbishment.  Negotiations with the current leaseholder are expected to begin in July.

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