Housing association L&Q and housebuilder The Hill Group have started work on a new project to redevelop the former Citroen garage site in Brentford, West London.
Located in the heart of the Brentford regeneration area and next to the new Brentford FC and London Irish stadium, the development is set to deliver 441 new homes, a residents gym and a new nursery.
Vicky Savage, Executive Group Director of Development and Sales at L&Q, said: “The redevelopment of this strategic site in Brentford will bring forward a significant number of much-needed affordable homes in a beautiful new neighbourhood. By joining forces with Hill, a like-minded partner who shares our vision for the area, we’ve been able to get spades in the ground whilst unlocking investment in jobs and opportunities for local people.”
Fifty percent of the new homes will be affordable and include a mix of Shared Ownership and Affordable Rented homes. The plans comprise five buildings of heights up to 18 storeys, with southerly views of the Thames and Kew Gardens, and also include a public square, alongside significant investment in local infrastructure improvements.
The joint venture partnership will also provide a range of social benefits for the local area during construction, including investment in significant employment, training and community focussed opportunities.
Cain Peters, Regional Director for The Hill Group, said: "We are focused on adding social value to Brentford and will be working closely with the local community to provide training and jobs. We welcome local residents to make contact if they are interested in pursuing a career in construction.”
Construction works have started on site, with residents expected to move into the first affordable homes by September 2024. The project is expected to complete by the end of 2026.