Brunel Uni: ‘we won’t build halls on site of gar­den cen­tre’

Wye­vale to close Hilling­don branch

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - NEWS - By Alexan­der Ballinger alexan­der.ballinger@trin­i­tymir­

THE land­lord of the Wye­vale Gar­den Cen­tre site in Uxbridge, which is to close down, has said it has no plans to de­velop the site for stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tion and that it had of­fered the cen­tre a new lease.

Brunel Univer­sity owns the land where Hilling­don’s Wye­vale Gar­den Cen­tre cur­rently op­er­ates, just off Pield Heath Road.

The gar­den cen­tre will be clos­ing its doors for good on Jan­uary 31 and said the clo­sure was be­cause the land­lord is con­sid­er­ing the re­de­vel­op­ment.

The site is also home to Maiden­head Aquat­ics.

A spokesman for the Brunel said: “The site for univer­sity of­fered a lease ex­ten­sion to Wye­vale, which was not as long as they had hoped for.

“It was Wye­vale’s de­ci­sion to end the lease, which we of course re­spect.

“We are cur­rently in dis­cus­sion with the other users of the site about their wishes, and we are open to the pos­si­bil­ity of other prospec­tive ten­ants tak­ing over parts of the site within the ex­ist­ing plan­ning ap­provals.

“We have no plans for de­vel­op­ing the site for stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tion.

“Our pri­or­ity is to con­tinue to re­fur­bish the ex­ist­ing res­i­dences build­ings that we have on cam­pus.”

Wye­vale Gar­den Cen­tre cen­tre said it is work­ing to re­lo­cate staff mem­bers where pos­si­ble, and thanked em­ploy­ees and the pub­lic. The firm has branches in Har­row and Oster­ley.

We are in dis­cus­sion with the other users of the site about their wishes”


Hilling­don’s Wye­vale Gar­den Cen­tre in Pield Heath Road will shut for good at the end of Jan­uary

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