WHEN it comes to investment potential in Hounslow the sky truly was the limit as VIPs were shown the full scope of what the borough has to offer.
Representatives of the Mayor of London’s office were given a tour of development hotspots by senior Hounslow councillors this week.
One of the most dramatic places on the agenda was the top of Barratts’ Skylon Tower on the A4 at Brentford.
From there Sir Edward Lister (deputy mayor for planning) and Rick Blakeway (deputy mayor for housing) were able to see all of the other places they visited.
These included Brentford FC’s current Griffin Park stadium, as well as the site of their proposed 20,000 seater new home in Lionel Road South, St George’s Kew Bridge development, ISIS’ Brentford Lock West project in Commerce Road and the iconic Gillette factory at Osterley.
The tour was led by Hounslow Council leader Councillor Jagdish Sharma and Councillor Steve Curran, cabinet member for planning, regeneration and housing.
Mr Curran – who recently took on the role at the last cabinet reshuffle – said: “Hounslow performs well as a place to do business, but we are hungry to do more.
“The borough is brimming with golden opportunities for profitable progress, and the visit of our colleagues from the Mayor’s office endorses Hounslow’s exciting economic future. Hounslow Council wants to build on the rich business heritage and push on to deliver prosperity for current and new residents to make Hounslow a happening place to be.”