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Ten things you can expect from Hounslow skyscraper development

With the High Street Quarter development subject to a public inquiry, we look at what's planned for the site

A new cinema and 527 homes, including a 27-storey tower, are planned for the High Street Quarter site just off Hounslow High Street.

The development already has planning permission but is now subject to a public inquiry following objections to Hounslow Council 's use of compulsory purchase powers to secure the land.

Further details of the shops lined up for the site and those the developer is keen to attract emerged on day one of the public hearing.

Below is a list of what you can expect, dependant on the outcome of the public inquiry, with Wilson Bowden Developments hoping to begin work early next year and to complete building in September 2020.

How the 27-storey tower in Hounslow will look (Barratt London)(Image: Barratt London)

What is planned and which new shops can you expect?

  • 527 new homes, 216 of which are classed as affordable, including a 27-storey "landmark" tower

  • 10-screen Cineworld cinema

  • 9,830sqm of new shops, restaurants and cafés

  • New town square with space for beach volleyball or kabaddi

  • Two-storey underground car park, with 250 public spaces and 263 spaces for residents

  • Heads of terms agreed with TGI Fridays, Smash Burger, Bella Italia and Las Iguanas to open branches

  • Offers from Five Guys and Pizza Express to open branches

  • Space for a small supermarket, like a Sainsbury's Local or Little Waitrose. No letting agreement has been reached

  • Space for two large shops, such as the sports equipment firm Decathlon, bed-seller Dreams or home furnishings retailer Dunelm. No letting agreement has been reached

  • Space for six smaller shops, such as the stationer Paperchase or fashion retailers like Accessorize and Fat Face

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