RHP holds demolition event for Hounslow regeneration scheme
RHP held a special event last week to celebrate coming to the end of the first stage of demolition work at Fountains Close on Butts Farm in Hounslow.
Guests at the event, who included a number of residents from Fountains Close, were able to see the final bricks fall, marking the start of building work on RHP’s flagship regeneration programme.
The regeneration, which will provide 99 new homes consisting of a mix of flats and houses for affordable rent and shared ownership, is set to significantly transform Fountains Close and the surrounding area. It will also dramatically improve the large green, used by all the community, with high quality landscaping and improved links to the River Crane.
RHP’s Chief Executive David Done says: “It’s really exciting to see building work commence here. We’re confident these changes will lead to significant and long lasting improvements to our customers’ lives, their homes and the local area, as well as providing more opportunities for affordable home ownership”.
RHP is working in partnership with the London boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond to deliver the project and the Greater London Authority has been very supportive of the plans, committing £4.1m into the scheme.
The event was put on in partnership with Bouygues UK who are the selected delivery partner for the development, leading on the construction work. Derek Graham, Bouygues UK’s Regional Construction Director says, “We are pleased and proud to be working with RHP and look forward to delivering a fantastic project for them and the local community.”
The first phase of the project (delivering 88 homes) is due for completion by June 2018, with the smaller final phase (11 homes) set to finish in March 2019.
RHP’s vision is to be one of the best service providers in the UK. Ranked number one for innovation in the UK housing sector, they are leading the way in digital services and are committed to investing £250M in developing new affordable homes over the next eight years.