£3 million of investment in the creation of public amenity spaces within the borough of Hillingdon by Prologis UK is almost complete. The UK’s leading developer of industrial logistics parks is currently developing Prologis Park West London on a site which had been vacant for over 15 years and, as part of its commitment to the local area, agreed to undertake extensive rehabilitation work both on and off-site.
The work, which has taken over a year to complete, includes the rehabilitation of the canal footpath, the creation of mooring facilities and footpaths linking the canal to Horton Road, improving the water features on Ironbridge Road and rehabilitating 40 acres of derelict land within the borough to increase the amount of amenity space available for local residents. The final stage of the work will be completed in Spring 2018 when the parcels of land will be officially handed over the Hillingdon Borough Council with an ongoing contribution towards their maintenance from Prologis.
At the outset of the project, Prologis also worked with Groundwork South London’s Foundations project to create a feature wall commemorating local brick makers and the lost brick fields of West London. The wall was constructed using bricks made by local schools and community groups and the developer has installed a number of information boards around the site to explain the important heritage of the area. As a further reminder of the past use of the site, the main road onto Prologis Park West London is called Clayfield Way.
“Being part of the local community is a core part of our business philosophy and we look forward to officially hosting a plaque reveal of our feature wall and handing over these parcels of land to Hillingdon Council in the near future,” said Mark Shepherd, Vice President of Project Manager for Prologis UK. “We have been investing in the London area for almost 20 years and, in addition to providing local employment, Prologis Park West London and the land parcels we have regenerated, will offer green spaces, footpaths and cycleways which will benefit both employees of the park and local residents.”