Willmott Dixon has been selected by the London Borough of Hounslow to deliver 96 homes and commercial space as part of a £38m affordable housing scheme in Brentford
The Block D affordable housing development, procured using the Genesis framework, involves the creation of three blocks ranging from six to eight-storeys.
96 new council-rented homes will be delivered arranged in a mix of 1,2,3 & 4-bed apartments, including ten homes designed to be wheelchair accessible.
The Brentford affordable housing scheme is part of Hounslow’s commitment to build 1,000 new council homes to meet the increasing demand for social housing within the borough.
The project, which will complete in summer 2023, includes communal gardens, 12 retail units and car parking spaces.
To support the council’s goal to become zero-carbon by 2030, the homes will be electric-powered with an Air Source Heat Pump system, providing residents with hot water and heating.
‘High-quality, energy-efficient housing’
Ahead of the build, the Museum of London Archaeology conducted an extensive three-month archaeological dig at the site, which uncovered two 17th century cellars, a Roman coin and hearths also believed to be Roman in date.
Councillor Steve Curran, leader of London Borough of Hounslow, said: “This is another great day for Hounslow and our residents; delivering 96 new council homes to help meet the increasing demand for housing in the borough.
“We’ve worked tirelessly with our partners, Willmott Dixon, to make sure these homes are high-quality and energy-efficient to meet the needs of our residents.”
Matt Kemp, senior operations manager at Willmott Dixon, added: “We are delighted to be again working in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow to create more essential housing and important commercial space.
“Through our network of local supply chain partners, we will be supporting the Hounslow pound alongside delivering much-needed places to live.”