New family homes at Sparrow Farm Drive almost complete
Hounslow Council and United Living New Homes have marked the significant progress on site at Sparrow Farm Drive with a site visit and ceremony to open a new play area.
Sparrow House will provide 100 per cent socially rented family homes for local people, comprising of 15 two-bed and 10 three-bed homes, while also providing three wheelchair-adapted homes. A large communal garden with bicycle storage will be part of the development, fostering a sense of community along with placing emphasis on healthy environmentally-friendly living.
A brand-new community centre is part of the complex and will give residents a flexible space for a variety of activities, which will be managed by the council’s community service. There will be capacity to host up to 300 guests for a variety of social gatherings like weddings and parties while the facility can also be converted into smaller meeting rooms if required.
The build started in March this year and the expected completion date is November 2020.
Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council said: “I’m delighted to be here to celebrate this significant moment. United Living have done a great job during challenging times.
“Sparrow Farm Drive helps us to meet our commitment to the residents of Hounslow to build sustainable, high-quality homes in the borough. I look forward to the development being completed as it will provide much needed homes for local residents, with the added benefit of a community space.”
Gordon O’Regan, Managing Director of United Living New Homes, said: “We are proud to be helping London Borough of Hounslow with their pledge to build 5,000 new homes by 2022. This event marks a key milestone in the construction of 25 new council homes in Sparrow Farm Drive, a project which also includes a new community centre and neighbourhood public realm.
“Creating a lasting legacy with the work we do for local communities is a core value of our business, and it is a pleasure working closely with London Borough of Hounslow to maximise benefits for the area.”