At the launch of the third issue of Hillingdon magazine, which focuses on development and regeneration in the west London borough, Jonathon Bianco, cabinet member for finance, property and business services at the council, hailed the progress made since the last issue was released two years ago.
New homes in the Old Vinyl Factory development, Hayes, are offering residents the opportunity to live in one of west Londonís fastest developing hotspots.
General Mills UK, a major employer based in Uxbridge has been recognised as offering outstanding standards of employment in a survey by the Great Place to Work Institute.
A £5.2 million programme to improve street lights in Hillingdon will brighten council-owned streets across the borough. Hillingdon Council is upgrading all its street light bulbs with LED lighting.
Researchers at Brunel University's Uxbridge campus are working with Jaguar Land Rover and others to develop a new generation of ultra-light car parts that will reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions.
Planning applications for two significant redevelopments in Hayes have been submitted to Hillingdon Council.
In the month that saw the 50 year anniversary of the release of The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1 June), which was produced at The Old Vinyl Factory site in Hayes, the council has installed a landmark feature that pays homage to the areaís musical heritage.
The design of Northwood Secondary school received recognition when it made the London finals for a Local Authority Building Control Building Excellence Award.†The council rebuilt and expanded the school at a cost of £35 million as part of its £314 million school building programme.†
A new £6 million visitor and education centre at the Battle of Britain Bunker is nearing completion to offer residents and visitors the opportunity to learn more about the sites history.
Some of the hidden gems in Hillingdonís heritage chest will open their doors for public viewing during Open House weekend on 16 and 17 September 2017. Several of the councilís historic venues will be open to visitors for free and will offer a range of activities.