Guide type: Area Guide
30th October 2015
Situated just three miles away from Heathrow Airport, Hounslow’s reputation has often been dominated by its proximity to the esteemed international gateway, but recent developments and future plans for regeneration in the area now pave the way for Hounslow’s growth and residential appeal as more and more flock to this prime commuter catchment.
Home to one of London’s largest nature reserves, Hounslow Heath, the peripheral Borough of Hounslow is a fantastic choice for those searching for a relaxing residential experience. With over 20 parks and gardens offering breathtaking rustic views, residents can embrace the country life without having to sacrifice the convenience of city amenities.
Chiswick House Gardens, located on Hogarth Lane, is widely recognised as the birthplace of the English Landscape Garden, even inspiring the likes of Blenheim Palace gardens and New York’s famous Central Park. Recently, the Heritage Lottery Fund invested more than £12 million in the regeneration of the site, including the restoration of its 300ft conservatory and the creation of a brand new award-winning café. With mesmerising views and meandering pathways, it’s a bountiful treasure all residents and visitors of Hounslow can enjoy.
Another rural oasis is the multi-award winning Bedfont Lakes Country Park, which features a fishing lake, wildflower meadows, a children’s playground and a dog exercise area – perfect for long walks, picnics and days out with the family.
As well as being home to 27 conservation areas, the picturesque River Crane flows through the Borough, where visitors can observe the charming wildlife vistas and the best of the British countryside.
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The Hounslow Town Centre Masterplan, published in 2013, promises a bright future for the Borough with high street rejuvenation plans set to create exciting prospects for the area.
Millions of pounds have already been poured into the regeneration of Hounslow, establishing a new street market, the opening of outdoor performance areas, a revamp of shop fronts and public space improvements including new paving, pocket parks and seating areas to enhance the everyday visitor’s experience.
Another catalyst for growth in Hounslow is the introduction of Crossrail in 2018/2019 at Hayes & Harlington station, which will significantly cut journey times into Central London and provide a stronger link between the east and west – ideal for commuters looking for suburban living with easy access to the metropolitan centre. Bearing in mind Hounslow High Street’s recent and continued plans for regeneration, locals won’t even need to head to the centre for luxurious retail outlets and dazzling dining experiences as Hounslow will have it all. Further plans are now underway to transform the 5.3 acre site just off of the High Street into a shopping and entertainment complex, with a brand new multi-screen cinema and an impressive variety of chic cafes and restaurants.
Set to redefine modern suburban living, Galliard Homes’ new Hounslow development, Trinity Square, will present exquisitely refined apartments, with a choice of stylish studios or elegant open-plan one bedroom apartments.
Built around a full-height central atrium, this Grade A building has been fully-refurbished and redesigned to exude contemporary style and deliver modish functionality.
Minutes from the town centre’s shopping favourite, The Treaty Centre, and within a short walk of Hounslow Central Underground station, residents of Trinity Square will be fully-equipped with transport connections and essential everyday amenities on their doorstep.
Having successfully sold out in 2014, Galliard’s Central House in Hounslow is back with another selection of contemporary one and two bedroom apartments as part of the new Terrace Collection.
Each apartment will feature a stylish designer kitchen, complete with fully-integrated appliances, video entryphone security, and access to a private terrace, adding further desirability.
Central House will be the ideal choice for commuters, being just two minutes’ walk away from Hounslow Central Tube station. Additionally, the neighbouring town of Hayes will be introducing Crossrail services from 2018 at Hayes & Harlington station, promising capital growth and increased rental yields on the properties in the area.