In 1991 Hounslow Council vacated Hanworth Park House, having used it for a number of years as an old person’s home. The House was subsequently purchased by a property company who planned to convert and extend the House to create a hotel.
The Council granted permission for several hotel proposals over the subsequent decade, most recently in 2014 when they resolved to grant permission for a hotel of 166 bedrooms. However, none of the proposals came to fruition. Meanwhile, throughout this period (1991-2014) the House deteriorated through lack of maintenance and vandalism.
AGC Property, the current owners, bought the House in 2015 when it was already in a poor state. They have, with strong support from Historic England, already invested several hundred thousand pounds in arresting further decay and in protecting the House from numerous attempted acts of vandalism.
The current proposals are the result of a collaboration between AGC and Hounslow Council. Together the parties will deliver a residential (including affordable housing) and community use development and opening up to the public of Green Belt land which is currently inaccessible. The restoration of the House is the central feature of the scheme.
The proposed development comprises the following principal elements.
Comprehensive restoration and conversion of Hanworth Park House to provide community and business space, including museum, education centre, event space, meeting rooms, exhibition space, cafe, artisan space and business space,
Provision of new access road to the House, provision of on-site parking, and related transport improvements
Comprehensive landscape proposals to create public access into neglected areas of woodland around the House
Erection of up to 300 flats (180 private and 120 affordable) on land to the West, South and East of the House