Hounslow consult on Civic Centre site

civic centre massing 2015 Hounslow Council is consulting on plans to build a new Civic Centre on the Bath Road car park site, and redevelop the current Lampton Road site as homes.

The plans would produce over 700 homes in buildings up to six storeys on the Lampton Road site (pictured below), while the new building on the Bath Road car park (pictured above), in the town centre, would also include a café, exhibition space and a library.

lampton road massing 2015The plans would preserve the 19th century buildings on the Lampton Road site, The Lawn and the Registry Office. The aim of the new Civic Centre, as well as saving on running costs with a more modern building, is to help revitalise the western end of the High Street.

The council are also looking at other potential car park sites in the wider town centre redevelopment to offset any loss of off-street car parking spaces at the Bath Road Car Park.

The plan is to sell the 5 hectare Lampton Road site, which it moved to in 1976 but which now has significantly more accommodation than is necessary for the smaller number of employees, to fund the new Civic Centre.

The council is consulting until February 13, 2015, on planning briefs for the sites which would act as guidelines for any future planning applications.

Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “Moving the Civic Centre into the heart of Hounslow will boost local businesses, save council taxpayer’s hundreds of thousands of pounds and free up valuable land for development.”

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