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The cusp of Crossrail's arrival is just one factor making the town a west London magnet for investment.
The borough is served by three Tube lines (Central, Metropolitan and Piccadilly) on the London Underground network and a Crossrail station is planned for Hayes and Harlington, with a direct connection to Heathrow.
London's strategic road network including the nearby M4, A40, A312, M40 and M25 provide efficient transport links into Hillingdon.
Significant investment to improve Hillingdon's town centres is brightening and reviving high streets across the borough.
Work is drawing to a close on the £6 million Hayes town centre improvements, funded by the council and Transport for London. It aims to attract more shoppers and visitors, improve traffic flow and to make access easier to public transport.
Local authorities across London are struggling with rising demand for school places because of climbing birth rates.
Hillingdon is committed to ensuring that all children can have a secondary place within the borough. This is an achievement considering that, in some parts of London, this figure is as low as 72%.
Innovative businesses have always found a welcome home in Hillingdon, from major players in the music industry to pharmaceutical giants and tech companies; a great swathe of forward-thinking has taken place in this part of west London over the years.
Hyde Park Hayes, Uxbridge Business Park, Stockley Park, The Charter Building, Belmont in Uxbridge and Brunel University's Central Research Laboratory (CRL) at The Old Vinyl Factory provide quality working space in a borough that encourages progress.
We currently have 147 parks and open spaces with green flag status, the most in the UK. And it's not just the green spaces that are making visitors flock to the borough.
An ethnically diverse population has meant that the local food scene has also flourished. Pan-Asian food, traditional pub grub and more Mediterranean flavours can all be sampled in this London borough's eateries.
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