Hounslow opens Page Road regen

The award winning ten year regeneration of Page Road and Lewin Terrace in Bedfont was formally opened this week at a ceremony on the estate, a year ahead of schedule.

The £42.5 million project by Catalyst Housing Group, in partnership with Hounslow Council and constructors Willmott Dixon delivered 320 new mixed tenure homes and won best regeneration in the 2009 National Affordable Housing Awards.

All residents who wished to remain on the estate were provided with new homes that they had helped to design.

Councillor Colin Ellar, mayor of the London Borough of Hounslow said: “This regeneration has transformed a tired, barren estate into vibrant new community with more than 320 homes including houses with gardens, balconies and roof terraces.”

Rod Cahill, chief executive of Catalyst Housing Group said: “After 10 years of hard work, Catalyst, Willmott Dixon and residents have built a community we can all be proud of.”

Funding for the affordable housing element of the scheme has been provided by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). Peter Fletcher, area manager for north west London said; “We’ve invested almost £11 million to ensure Page Road delivers the right mix of homes, including a high proportion of affordable properties. One of the most outstanding aspects of this regeneration project has been the extent to which local residents have been involved and it’s to the credit of everyone involved that the brand new development has been completed a full year ahead of schedule.”

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