Open House Festival

Hounslow House

civic

Sheppard Robson Architects, 2019

7 Bath Rd, Hounslow, TW3 3EB

The London Borough of Hounslow's 2019 contemporary home designed by Sheppard Robson, with iconic iridescent façade and public and private spaces stitched together by a bold and sculptural staircase, is opening up for architectural tours.

Getting there

Tube

Hounslow Central

Train

Hounslow

Bus

117, 235, 237, 281, H37, E2

Additional travel info

281 from Kingston, H37 from Richmond, 237 from Brentford, 117 or 235 from Feltham, 120 from Southall, E2/237 from Ealing.

Access

Facilities

Accessibility notes

https://www.accessable.co.uk/london-borough-of-hounslow/access-guides/london-borough-of-hounslow-council-services-hounslow-house#845a4d6d-36f1-5544-80ac-aa73a566b29c

About

Reflecting a commitment to environmental efficiency

Hounslow House reflects the progressive culture of its London borough, with the bold building demonstrating the council’s commitment to sustainability.
For Linkcity and the London Borough of Hounslow, Sheppard Robson collaborated with their specialist interior design group, ID:SR, to create a distinctive building that communicates the borough’s progressive character to passers-by, visitors and council staff alike.

The environmentally efficient building has been shaped around the principles of transparency and integration, with the design bringing together numerous functions around a dramatic central atrium. At ground floor and first floor level they positioned the council’s public-facing spaces, including library and community facilities as well as a café. Large openings at street level allow these amenities to animate the building for passers-by and give it a strong civic presence.
Above the public-facing ground floor and first floor library are four levels of workspace for the council’s team, with the civic chamber positioned at the top of the building to benefit from views across London.
The project involved the relocation of the council’s headquarters to a prominent site next to Hounslow’s main high street, providing a new home for the council in the heart of the borough.

The guided tour

The architect and main developer will lead this tour, sharing their unique perspectives of the project.
This architecturally distinctive building embodies Hounslow Council’s progressive character and commitment to sustainability and is a prominent part of Hounslow’s streetscape and wider regeneration. We’re sharing how that vision was transformed into ‘bricks and mortar’, opening up parts of the building not normally open to the public including the sixth floor with expansive views across London.

Online presence

www.hounslow.gov.uk/info/20158/customer_services/1710/visiting_hounslow_house

www.facebook.com/HounslowCouncil

www.instagram.com/summerofculture

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