Work starts on 142 affordable homes in Hounslow with visit from Deputy Mayor

The Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development at City Hall, James Murray, visited the Hounslow Town Primary School site for a ground breaking event.

The site in Hounslow will offer a new five form entry primary school and 284 new homes – 50% of which are affordable and will be owned and managed by Network Homes.

Our 142 affordable homes will consist of 74 shared ownership and 68 affordable rent homes. The development has benefitted from £6.2m of funding from the GLA’s Housing Zone Funding Grant.

The event was attended by partners working on the site including Countryside Properties, Greater London Authority (GLA), London Borough of Hounslow and Jerram Falkus Construction, plus representatives from the school.

James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development at City Hall said: "It is great to be working with Hounslow and its partners to build a new school alongside nearly 300 new homes, and I am pleased that together the Council and City Hall have been able to make sure half of the homes will be affordable to rent and buy."

Vicky Savage, Executive Director of Development at Network Homes added: “We are proud to be co-investing with Countryside and London Borough of Hounslow to bring a range of affordable homes to this important local regeneration site. As always, our goal is not just to deliver beautiful homes but to create thriving communities which open up every possibility for local people. We are grateful to our partners at the GLA for their financial backing and overall support.”

Graham Cherry, Chief Executive at Countryside Partnerships South, who are leading on the development, said: “The regeneration of the town centre has been a high priority for the Council and local residents for many years and we are delighted to work alongside them in delivering an exceptional scheme that will benefit the whole community.”