Bulldozers were out to tear down the final bricks on Butts Farm in Hanworth as work begins to build new homes on the site.
A new design will see Fountains Close transformed into a mix of 99 new flats and houses for affordable rent and shared ownership, as part of a regeneration scheme in Hounslow .
The first phase of the project will deliver 88 homes due for completion by June 2018, with the remaining 11 homes due to be finished in March 2019.
Residents joined housing provider Richmond Housing Partnership (RHP), members of Hounslow council and construction workers from Bouygues UK at the £26m Fountains Close redevelopment to see the last bricks fall at a demolition event.
RHP is working in partnership with Hounslow and Richmond councils to deliver the project, with the Greater London Authority (GLA) contributing £4.1m towards the project.
The new development will overlook a large green which is used by the community as well as provide improved links to the River Crane.
RHP’s chief executive, David Done, said: “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."
Derek Graham, Bouygues UK’s regional construction director, said: “We are pleased and proud to be working with RHP and look forward to delivering a fantastic project for them and the local community.”
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