More than 1,000 homes planned for historic barracks

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has agreed to sell a 14.85-hectare site in west London to Inland Homes. The brownfield developer aims to build over 1,000 homes on the historic Cavalry Barracks site in Hounslow, with a gross developed value of £600m.

The barracks, 2km west of Hounslow town centre and 4.5km from Heathrow, includes open playing fields and a parade ground, with the tallest building currently five storeys.

Military use of the location dates back to 1793 and the barracks currently boasts 14 Grade II-listed buildings as well as 19 locally-listed buildings. In July last year Hounslow Council adopted a supplementary planning document laying out restrictions on the redevelopment of the site. It includes an advisory “concept plan” for 1,000 homes in buildings of two to five storeys in a layout that retains the site’s central open spaces.

The developer expects to take over the site from military use in August 2021, and intends to submit a planning application for its mixed-use scheme including 1,000 homes, within the next six months.