David Kohn gets Hounslow job

hounslow town centreDavid Kohn Architects has been selected to put together plans to improve Hounslow high street.

The plans will include new paving, public spaces, seating, lighting, trees and street furniture. David Kohn has worked on similar schemes in the Brighton, Maidstone and Harrow.

Cllr Ruth Cadbury, lead member for regeneration at the council, said: “The design team comprises award-winning architects, engineers and designers, with an impressive set of past projects.

“The fact that we were able to attract such a high-calibre of designers shows the level of interest in the town, and bodes well for the regeneration of the high street.

“I am confident their designs will help breathe fresh life into the town, and help create a street that will benefit businesses and the community for years to come.”

David Kohn, director of David Kohn Architects, said: “From the outset we have been very impressed with Hounslow’s commitment to achieving a high quality, vibrant future for the High Street. We are looking forward to working with the client team and local stakeholders towards delivering on that ambition.”

Plans for the redesign will be drawn up over the next few months, which will then be published for consultation. Once the plans are approved, construction will begin in the next financial year.

Funding for the project comes from the second round of the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund. Their £2m investment will add to the £750,000 the council is committing to the scheme, and is in addition to the £499,000 Hounslow won last year from the first round of the fund.

This entry was posted in Hounslow. Bookmark the permalink.