Following the council’s move to its new headquarters, Hounslow House at the top of Bath Road, the old Civic Centre has now been fully decommissioned by the council, paving the way for Notting Hill Genesis and Bouygues UK to start work on phase II of the redevelopment of the site.
Phase I of the redevelopment, known as The Staging Post, saw Notting Hill Genesis deliver 160 homes and was completed last summer, with the first residents moving in before Christmas. Phase II will see the demolition of the Civic Centre and multi-storey car park, before further building begins. The completed development will provide 940 units, of which fifty per cent will be social housing at affordable rents.
Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “Today’s handover of the Civic Centre site is good news for residents as it marks the beginning of the second phase of work to deliver a total of 940 homes for local people, half of which will be affordable. It is also a great example of the partnership work between the council, Notting Hill Genesis and Bouygues UK in delivering a significant redevelopment project.
“There is some sadness for those of us who have worked or visited the old Civic Centre over the years, but the release of this site allowed us to build a smaller, more modern, fit-for-purpose and environmentally friendly headquarters just down the road, as well as delivering more much-needed housing for the borough.”