A run-down stretch of Hounslow High Street has been transformed to create more than 100 new homes.

A strip of crumbling buildings just east of the furniture store Harveys was demolished to make way for 101 new homes for sale, shared ownership and affordable rent.

Hounslow mayor Corinna Smart and council leader Steve Curran this Monday took a tour of the newly completed £23.1 million High Street Hounslow development, built by housing association A2Dominion in partnership with the council and Dukelease Properties.

The complex of one to three bedroom apartments includes a communal rooftop terrace, a courtyard and a children's play area. A2Dominion says a fifth of residents' energy needs will be met by power from renewable sources.

A2Dominion's High Street Hounslow development before and after (Google Street View)
 

A2Dominion chairman Derek Joseph said it was delighted to be creating 'much-needed' new accommodation in the borough, where it already manages 2,500 homes and plans to build another 450 over the next few years.

Mr Curran said the 'top quality' development would provide 'sought-after affordable homes' and help the Labour administration meet its commitment to deliver 3,000 affordable homes by 2018.

Work started on the development, supported by £2.2m funding from the Greater London Authority, in October 2012.

A2Dominion is also building 155 new homes in London Road, Hounslow, 61 at the Alfa Laval site in Brentford and 26 in Pears Road, Hounslow. It recently bought the old Wheelhouse site in Bell Road, Hounslow, where it plans to build new homes.

* For details of the apartments available at High Street Hounslow, starting at £215,000 for a one-bedroom flat, visit www.hqhounslow.co.uk