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Completing Hanwell Locks

Hanwell Locks

Phase Two of a brand new housing scheme that will bring luxury accommodation to Hanwell is almost complete.

The last finishing touches are now being made to the second phase of the Hanwell Locks project, which is being carried out on behalf of property developer Frendcastle. The £ 3 million Hanwell Locks project comprises the construction of twelve private houses on the site of a former factory.

Phase One – 6 Saddleback Lane – comprised the construction of six 3-bedroom houses and was completed at the end of 2011. All of the houses are now occupied by new owners.

Phase Two of the project – 6 Jessop Place – has seen the construction of six 4-bedroom houses and is scheduled for completion in May 2012. Four of the six units are now reserved for new owners.

Hanwell Locks

Hanwell Locks is located in the midst of West London and is just a short walk away from Hanwell Flight of Locks and Hanwell town centre. The site is surrounded by Elthorne Park and the National Trust’s Osterley Park and offers direct access to M4 motorway links, along with a number of railway stations.

Work began in March 2011, with Andrew Towns-Wadey (Builders) Ltd as the main contractor and Edward Hill of Hill Mitchell Berry Architects as the Architect. R & G Electrical Contractors Ltd is the electrical contractor on the scheme and is responsible for installing lighting and telecommunications for all of the units on the site.

Decorative work is currently underway on each of the units at Jessop Place, whilst a number of external landscaping works are being carried out including the construction of pathways to improve access to the nearby Grand Union Canal.

Hanwell Locks

Andrew Towns-Wadey (Builders) Ltd Project Manager, Gary Matterface, said:

“We take pride in our work and it’s great to see a project like this take shape. We’re very close to completion on Phase Two of Hanwell Locks and the work that we’ve conducted here has really transformed the site.”

Frendcastle Developer, Bill Bailey, added:


“We are delighted to be working with Andrew Towns Wadey Builders and the professional team, with whom we have done many projects in the past. The project has gone well, everything is approached with a positive attitude and the attention to detail is superb.


“The development demonstrates that high quality new build family houses with generous room sizes and a good specification continue to sell well.”

Hanwell Locks

The six units at Jessop Place have all been constructed around a private courtyard. All of the houses have been built using a timber frame with a brick clad external facade and each unit includes double glazed aluminium windows and roofs decked out in natural Spanish slate.

Each unit includes a number of stunning features, such as en-suite bedrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and grand master bedrooms.

On the ground floor of each property, the entrance hall includes a cloakroom and under stair cupboard, whilst the living room features oak wood floors. The kitchens have been custom designed with quartz worktops, stainless steel and chrome fittings, whilst floors are finished with heated porcelain tiles. Brand new appliances have also been installed and these include a gas hob, an integrated multifunction oven, a dishwasher and a combination washer dryer.

On the first floor, new owners will be treated to two double bedrooms and a large bathroom with a bath and high-pressure wall mounted shower and a storage area. The bathrooms also include built-in medicine cabinets and colour backed glass splashbacks, whilst bedrooms include LED lit bed bulkheads and built-in wardrobes. The second floor of each unit also includes another two bedrooms and an additional bathroom. Both the first and second floors are carpeted throughout.

Additional features include: TV/FM and cable points, virgin cable TV and radio services, wiring for broadband connections, mood dimmer switches and under cabinet lighting. Bi-fold doors open out onto timber-decked external areas, which also include a lawn and shed.

An additional landscaped communal garden with a play area is also included on the site.

Security features include intruder alarms c with room sensors, panic alarm buttons with internal and external sounders, and high-security door locks.

Gas fired boilers provide the units with heating and have been installed by PGS Plumbing & Heating Ltd. The company is involved with all of the plumbing and heating on the site, which includes underfloor heating on the ground floors of each unit. Wall mounted slim panel radiators will provide the upper floors with heating and heated towel rails will be installed in the bathrooms.

PGS Plumbing & Heating Ltd Managing Director, Peter Howes, said:

“Work has run very smoothly on the project and one of the benefits of working on a project like this is the fact that they are all quite similar in design. Once work on one house is completed, we know what we need to do for the next one – which has made each unit easier to complete. For my team, we were able to just flow through the work with ease and it really has helped to bring this project in on time and to schedule.”

R & G Electrical Contractors Ltd Managing Director, Mark Richards, said:

“Working on a project like Hanwell Locks is very important to us as it has allowed us to demonstrate our expertise in electrical installations. We look forward to seeing the completed scheme being put to use by its new owners and that’s what makes working on a project like this so worthwhile.”

All of the dwellings on the scheme have been built to achieve Code 4 Sustainable Homes and sustainable resources have been used on both phases of the project where possible.

Hanwell Locks is scheduled for completion in May 2012.

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