Transport for London is to deliver around 400 new affordable homes next to Hounslow West tube station in support of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s pledge to ease the capital’s housing crisis.
The agency is partnering with A2Dominion to redevelop a 1.48 hectare site which will include the building of around 400 new affordable homes across four buildings.
The homes will consist of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom properties which will be available to rent under the Mayor’s London Affordable Rent policy and to buy through shared ownership.
Full details of the scheme will be published later this week however TfL says the site “is being designed with a sustainable focus” and will see the planting of new trees and “a range of benefits for the local community, including improved pedestrian and cycling facilities, such as cycle parking.”
As well as being located directly next to Hounslow West Underground station, the new homes will be served by a number of bus routes ensuring new residents can easily access public transport.
Jonathan Cornelius, Head of Property Development, at TfL, said: “We’re excited to share our initial proposals to deliver hundreds of new affordable homes in Hounslow, working with A2Dominion.
“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.”
Danny Lynch, Director of Land and Director, A2Dominion, added: “This scheme brings high-quality affordable housing to Hounslow West. It also retains the listed station building and provides new public streets and spaces.
“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.”