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Work begins on major regeneration project in Hayes

Hillingdon Council has officially started work on its flagship regeneration project in Hayes, set to bring hundreds of new homes.

Teaming up with Higgins Partnerships, the council aims to rejuvenate the aging Avondale Drive and Hayes Town Centre housing estates.

Cllr Jonathan Bianco, Hillingdon Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Property, Highways, and Transport, along with Cllr Eddie Lavery, Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, and Cllr Martin Goddard, Cabinet Member for Finance, were present at a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, March 28th, alongside Higgins Partnerships representatives.

The ambitious scheme will introduce 740 new homes, including council rental, shared ownership, and private sale properties, as well as enhancing the area with new open spaces, improved pedestrian and cycle routes, secure parking, children’s play areas, and a community center.

Construction will be carried out in phases, with the first phase delivering 110 new homes (30 at Avondale and 80 at Hayes Town Centre), expected to be ready for occupancy around summer 2025.

Cllr Lavery said: “We’re committed to building safe and strong communities and ensuring residents have access to good quality affordable housing.

“I’m delighted to see these works progress. Once complete, they will deliver fantastic new homes for our residents alongside significant neighbourhood improvements which will help transform the area for generations to come.”

Declan Higgins, Chief Executive Officer at Higgins said: “These ‘spade in the ground’ ceremonies mark a significant milestone in the start of work to deliver much needed new sustainable homes for the local community.

“In addition to the new homes and public realm we will also continue to work closely with the local community through our Community Charters and social value commitments, which already includes working with Austin Road Sewing Club, who provide support for women in the local community and Minet Nursery and Primary School, where we have already hosted a number of engagement events with the children, including a cycle safety day.”