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Hounslow High Street Quarter

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The Challenge

The London Borough of Hounslow wish to see a significant enhancement to the town’s retail offer, with a need for 17,200m2 of additional comparison goods floorspace by 2021. Over 10,000 m2 of this can be delivered through the proposed development of the High Street Quarter site in the town centre.

The current town centre has a lack of larger units suitable for modern retailers and as such Hounslow has been losing out to competing centres.

The High Street Quarter site provides an opportunity to address this through the development of a missed-use scheme, incorporating a multiplex cinema and other leisure/catering outlets.

The Solution

C&W introduced the potential development to Barratt and Wilson Bowden Developments and was subsequently appointed to advise them on the development of the 5.3 acres retail/leisure scheme in Hounslow Town Centre.

Throughout the rigorous procurement exercise, C&W advised the client on the submission of an exciting vision for the town centre regeneration project and was instrumental in the selection of Barratt and Wilson Bowden as the preferred Development Partner in September 2013.

Councillor Steve Curran, cabinet member for housing, planning and regeneration, noted: “The Barratt and Wilson Bowden tender was the best fit with our vision to transform Hounslow town centre into one of west London’s most vibrant, exciting shopping and leisure destinations”.

The Results

Barratt, Wilson Bowden and the London Borough of Hounslow signed the development agreement for the High Street Quarter redevelopment at MIPIM in Cannes in March 2014.

The scheme is currently being worked up before a planning application is submitted in 2014 which will incorporate a residential-led mixed use scheme that includes a brand new multi screen cinema, retail space, new private and affordable homes, an underground car park and a major new public space linking the Blenheim Centre to the existing High Street.


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