Lampton Homes, EcoWorld London and Hounslow Council have celebrated the completion of structural works at the New Road Triangle housing development in Feltham.
To mark the milestone, The leader of Hounslow Council, Cllr Shantanu Rajawat, Cllr Tom Bruce, cabinet member for Regeneration and Development, Cllr Guy Lambert, cabinet member for Housing, Recycling and Health Integration and Cllr Sue Sampson, cabinet member for Housing Management and Homelessness joined Lampton Group Executive Chair and interim Lampton Homes MD, Martin Cresswell, and Matt Townend, chief operating officer of development partners EcoWorld London for a topping out ceremony at the site.
New Road Triangle has been designed to accelerate the delivery of affordable homes in the borough. It is being delivered in partnership with Hounslow Council’s wholly-owned company Lampton Group and EcoWorld London, a private development company. Scheduled for completion next year, the development will provide 176 new homes, 124 of which will be social rent homes for Hounslow, with 52 homes retained by Lampton Homes and allocated to key workers.
The development, in Feltham town centre, will provide a new, safe link to the neighbouring glebe land playing fields, extending the nature corridor of the adjoining River Longford. The development has been designed to complement the location, achieving a 50% increase in biodiversity with 43 new trees, native planting and green roofs. Air source heat pumps and solar panels for the homes contribute to a 70 per cent carbon reduction.
Comprising two residential buildings, one 14-storey building of 98 new homes sitting along the western site boundary by Longford River, and one 11-storey building of 78 new homes running east to west along New Road, the development is built on half a hectare of land owned by the London Borough of Hounslow and previously occupied by Network Rail.
Local people have benefitted from employment opportunities from construction, including a trio recently recruited by contractors C-Field at the Hounslow Council Construction marketplace. Ten local residents are working at the site, including crane supervisor Sam who lives next door.
Leader of Hounslow Council, Councillor Shantanu Rajawat, says: “We are delighted to be celebrating another key milestone in the New Road Triangle project; it’s another fantastic example of our commitment to providing genuinely affordable homes for local people in thriving neighbourhoods. It’s vital for us at Hounslow to ensure sustainability is embedded into the design of every development in the borough, and the New Road Triangle will help us achieve reduced carbon emissions and slash residents’ energy bills.
“Working efficiently with our local partners like Lampton is key for us to achieve our pledge to deliver 1,000 new council homes by 2026 while creating fantastic job opportunities for local people.
“As the site moves into its final phases of development, we are looking forward to welcoming residents into their new homes and unlocking the environmental benefits for the entire community.”
Martin Cresswell, Lampton Group executive chair and interim Lampton Homes md, says:
“We are thrilled to be celebrating this significant milestone in the development of the highly anticipated New Road Triangle site. This is a fantastic moment for our whole team, who have worked hard to reach topping out weeks ahead of schedule. This project is an exemplar of sustainable, affordable housing development, and it’s exciting to see the site starting to come to life. We are immensely proud to be playing a key role in addressing the affordable housing shortage in Hounslow through this project and others delivered in close partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow. At Lampton Group, our priority is always to support Hounslow Council and the local community with improved outcomes, and this is the driving force behind the New Road Triangle site. As well as increasing access to essential affordable housing, the development has a range of environmental features helping us to create a greener Hounslow.”
Matt Townend, chief operating officer EcoWorld London, says: “We are delighted to be marking this important milestone in the delivery of New Road Triangle and to celebrate our partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow. EcoWorld London is proud to be a significant investor in Hounslow, where we will deliver almost 2,000 new homes and the Gtech Community Stadium, a new home for the Brentford Community Sports Trust and other commercial and community facilities.”
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