Hounslow Council has announced that a new development has been completed, providing more than a hundred new council rented homes.
A three-year project has come to an end, with more than 102 new affordable apartments, houses and maisonettes being delivered. These homes will offer a mixture of one, two and three bedrooms.
Alongside the delivery of new homes, the project also supported improvements to the Frank Towell Court estate as a whole, with new green space, pathways and a play park for children helping to improve the neighbourhood.
Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Development, Cllr Tom Bruce, said:
“We have consistently shown that we have a fantastic track record of delivering high quality, genuinely affordable homes for our residents, despite the financial challenges facing the industry.”
Frank Towell Court was first used for homes in June 1963, and named after the post-war Council Leader due to his commitment to housebuilding.
The new development was designed and constructed with maximum efficiency and carbon emission reduction in mind. This includes the use of photovoltaic panels and individual air source heat pumps providing heating and hot water.
Councillor Sue Sampson, Cabinet Member for Housing Management and Homelessness, continued:
“Last year, we pledged to ensure local people live in good quality homes and in thriving neighbourhoods. Frank Towell Court is the perfect example of how we can tackle the housing crisis and make much-needed improvements to our estates.
“It was fascinating to meet with David – the son of Frank Towell – to learn more about the history of the estate and his unwavering commitment to provide more homes for people after the Second World War. It’s a privilege to continue that legacy by delivering investment into the estate.
“We want residents to feel connected to their communities and pride in their estates, which we know provide a number of health and wellbeing benefits for our residents.”