Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Hounslow Council to deliver Frank Towell Court, a £31.8m housing complex that will create 102 new homes in the borough.
Located in Feltham, the project will involve construction of two eight storey residential towers, a four-storey block of flats and seven Mews houses. Combining a mixture of apartments, houses and maisonettes, the project will also include landscaped gardens and public realm for residents to enjoy, along with wildlife areas, a park and new pathways.
Sustainability is at the heart of Frank Towell Court’s design, with a range of energy saving and biodiversity initiatives being utilised. Photovoltaic panels will be fitted to the roof of each building to generate renewable energy, while the build will embrace a landscaping design that incorporates rain gardens, providing a sustainable method of irrigation. Further biodiversity measures include the provision of bird, bat and hedgehog boxes, as well as a bee/bird bath.
Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “Frank Towell Court will deliver a housing complex for local people, providing new flats and houses that will help us to bridge the gap in much needed housing supply and go a long way to deliver the Council’s pledge to deliver 5,000 new homes by 2022.
“Furthermore, it’s great to be working in partnership with Willmott Dixon, who have been longstanding partners of Hounslow Council and I look forward to seeing the scheme take shape.“
Roger Forsdyke, managing director for Willmott Dixon’s London and South region said: “We are delighted to be working again with Hounslow to create essential housing. The environmental ethos of the scheme fits with our own sustainability aspirations, whereby through our ‘Now or Never’ 2030 sustainability strategy, we are committed to delivering net zero carbon buildings in operation by 2030.”
This is the second recent housing scheme that Willmott Dixon has delivered for Hounslow Council. In 2019, the company handed over Bristol Court, a £26m retirement living scheme providing 94 new homes that saw 66% of the project’s budget spent with companies located within 20 miles of the site. The company also has another large residential scheme nearby at 300 Harrow Road, which will see the delivery of 112 homes for Westminster City Council in 2023.