The demolition of Hogarth Court has begun, the start of a new round in Hounslow Council’s new home building programme.
The demolition of the former sheltered housing scheme in Heston paves the way for construction of 40 supported housing flats on the site – the first of almost 170 new council homes to be started in Hounslow in the coming month.
The new homes form the tip of the iceberg for social housing in Hounslow, as Councillor Steve Curran, Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration, explains: “We are on course to deliver 3,000 affordable homes for rent and shared ownership in Hounslow by 2018, including 400 council homes. It’s one of the biggest social housing construction programmes in the country and is essential if we are to address overcrowding and housing need in Hounslow.”
The demolition and replacement of Hogarth Court is contracted to United House and will take 18months to complete. In recent weeks Hounslow Council has signed contracts with United House for 6 sites with a combined value of £40million. These sites will provide 173 new affordable homes plus employment opportunities for local residents.
Steve Carden, Divisional Director of United House, said: “We are delighted to be working with Hounslow to assist them in delivering much needed affordable homes across the borough. We look forward to working with the residents of Hogarth Court and the wider community to not only deliver high quality new homes but wider benefits to the local community”.