TfL has announced that it is working with A2Dominion to bring forward plans to deliver around 400 new affordable homes in Hounslow.
The proposals, which cover a 1.48 hectare site, have been designed by HKR architects and include the delivery of around 400 new affordable homes across four buildings. They will be a mixture of both shared ownership and London Affordable Rent, which provides low-cost rented homes to support low-income households. The rent levels for London Affordable Rent are set by the Mayor of London and are substantially below open market rents.
TfL say the site is being designed with a sustainable focus and includes the planting of new trees and a range of biodiverse planting across the development.
The development will provide a range of benefits for the local community, including improved pedestrian and cycling facilities, such as cycle parking.
There will also be a new public square and gardens for the local community and around 1,400 sqm of retail space created.
The designs will ensure that the station’s Grade II-listed ticket hall is preserved and kept at the centre of the proposals. The new station concourse, which will be built as part of the development, will also allow for improved step-free access via lifts to be provided in the future.
“We’re looking forward to engaging with the local community on our plans, which also include a variety of improvements for the local area, including a new public square and gardens and cycle parking”, said Jonathan Cornelius, Head of Property Development, at TfL
Danny Lynch, Director of Land at A2Dominion, said: “Hounslow is a very important borough for us, having provided homes in the area for over 70 years we have developed a very strong relationship with the council. Through schemes like this, we expect that relationship to strengthen further in the future.”