Hester Architects Ltd


London Road

This scheme is built on the site of the former Dominion Theatre on London Road, Hounslow.  It is a mixed-use building incorporating 76 flats, 50 rented and shared ownership, and 26 private, and an A2 (estate agency) unit to the London Road frontage. The building sits between 2/3 storey housing to the rear on North Drive and larger 6/7 storey buildings along London Road.  In response to the context it was designed as a series of four stepped residential blocks rising from 3 storeys at the northern end of the site to 8 storeys along London Road.


The Scheme

Due to its close proximity to bus, rail and underground stations the scheme has been designed with virtually no resident car parking. Amenity space is provided by small landscaped gardens, balconies and rooftop terraces.


The continuous glazed balconies to the front elevation and the exposed concrete V columns are key features of the design on what has become an important building along the approach to Hounslow Town Centre.