The Works scheme opened

The mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Amrit Mann, has opened a £42m development in Hounslow at a former industrial works site which has provided 225 new homes.

The scheme, named The Works, has been built by A2Dominion in partnership with Hounslow Council and contractor Hill Partnerships. It includes a mixture of homes for affordable rent, shared ownership sale and private sale.

The Homes and Communities Agency allocated grant funding totalling £21.6m towards the building of the affordable homes.

Cllr Steve Curran, Hounslow’s cabinet member for education and housing, said: “This development is another example of partnership working bringing direct benefits for our residents. We are delighted to be working with A2Dominion and welcome their support in helping us in reaching our target in creating 2,500 more affordable homes in the borough by 2014.”

Alan Johnson, Executive Director (Commercial, London) for A2Dominion New Homes, said: “We’re really excited to see the first residents move into their new homes here at The Works. This is a flagship scheme for us as it is the largest development built by A2Dominion New Homes in west London to date.”

Nick Taylor, the Home and Communities Agency’s Head of Area for North West London, said: “We provided funding for this development in line with our commitment to supporting Hounslow’s housing priorities. It’s great to see how first-time buyers in particular will benefit from the shared ownership homes available at The Works, which is also just minutes away from the town centre.”

Located in Staines Road, the 6.5 acre site was previously home to the firm Beldam Lascar Seals Ltd. Architects Hamiltons and CHBC Architects worked on the planning and construction phases respectively.

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