Retirement homes provider Birchgrove has secured planning permission to redevelop the site of a former police station on Chiswick High Street.
The permission from Hounslow Council will see the construction of a fifty-unit retirement living community. The new one and two-bed apartments will be available to rent by those aged 65 and over, with facilities including a 24-hour concierge service, restaurant, licenced bar, courtyard garden, and wellness suite.
The scheme will also provide a £400,000 contribution towards affordable housing in Hounslow and has been assessed as highly sustainable – achieving a minimum 77 per cent reduction in carbon emissions over the regulatory baseline.
Birchgrove currently operates three retirement communities across the South-East, with three further communities under construction. Another three London sites – Chiswick, Hampton Court, and Mill Hill – have been acquired.
Birchgrove chief executive Honor Barratt said: “After almost two years of consultation we are thrilled to have secured planning permission, and I would like to thank everyone – including the council and local residents – for both their support and suggestions to ensure the development is the best it can be and does Chiswick justice.
“All too often older people are shoved to the end of a cul-de-sac somewhere, but not here. With our development bang in the middle of Chiswick High Street, our residents will be able to flourish at the heart of the community.”