A twelve year wait for any sustainable action on the former Syon Gate Garage site at the corner of Syon Lane and Great West Road is about to end as owners, Access Self Storage, are about to implement the permission granted by Hounslow Council Planning Committee on 2 May 2019.
The site looking south east
This will be a maximum six storey, storage only development as opposed to earlier ambitions for something more than twice the size including residential.
As with all these major schemes, permission was given subject to a fair few conditions just being finalised, including the all important to residents at least, Construction Logistics Plan. This suggests a six stage build sequence through to around September 2021 although mostly indoors and describes delivery vehicle routes (Great West Road, Syon Lane, Northumberland Avenue), hours of operation (should be, Monday to Friday 08.00 to 18.00, Saturday 0.900 to 13.00, not on Sunday or a Bank Holiday without council permission) and a fair bit more.
A contractor, Harmonix Construction, has been appointed as has a Project Manager, Troy Hunter, whose email is firstname.lastname@example.org and telephone is 079 3950 9552.
Artist impression looking west from Harlequin Avenue
Construction, starting with piling, should commence in mid-June 2020.
I have asked for regularly delivered bulletins for residents, the maisonettes from Northumberland Gardens to at least to Redesdale Gardens and nearby homes on Great West Road. The first issue can be found here.
Will make a change from the unauthorised site incursions experienced by residents.
Finally, the developer has advised to expect an amending planning application looking to increase the height by approximately 1.5m to address a need to increase internal floor to ceiling heights.