Rejuvenated spaces near handover
by Natalie Vincent Thu 22 March 2018, 9:31 am
A £3 million project to transform 16ha of Hillingdon's derelict land into attractive public spaces is close to completion.
Logistics park developer Prologis UK is expected to hand over the first phase of Prologis Park West London to Hillingdon Council shortly, following a year-long scheme to improve the formerly abandoned site, which had lain empty for 15 years.
As well as two distribution centres, the development also includes landscaping that supports biodiversity and creates new green spaces for the community.
The canal footpath has been restored, mooring facilities created and footpaths made, linking the canal to Horton Road.
Prologis also worked with Groundwork South London's Foundations project to create a feature wall commemorating the site's former use as a brickworks, using bricks made by local schools and community groups.
As part of the work Prologis has also improved the water features on Ironbridge Road and renewed a further 16ha of derelict land within the borough, to increase the amount of public space available for local residents.
Mark Shepherd, vice-president project manager for Prologis UK, said: "We have been investing in the London area for almost 20 years and, in addition to providing local employment, Prologis Park West London and the land parcels we have regenerated will offer green spaces, footpaths and cycleways which will benefit both employees of the park and local residents."