The Golden Mile

The proximity of Heathrow Airport and other transport links has attracted global companies to Hounslow for decades.

The Golden Mile - 2.4 miles of the A4 Great West Road running from Gillette Corner to Chiswick Roundabout - has one of capital’s great business arteries. Containing around 450 businesses and employing 24,000 people, it is a key economic asset not just for Hounslow but for London as a whole, connecting international air traffic with the centre of the city and the wider south-east region.

Today, landmark buildings from its earlier heydays sit alongside huge, modern headquarters. Drive along the Golden Mile and you will see the evidence of Hounslow’s world-class media and broadcasting cluster - including Sky TV and advertising giant JC Decaux. But it’s also the headquarters of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and the global engineering and construction company WorleyParsons, as well as the University of West London (UWL)

A range of new projects are in the pipeline to further enhance the connectivity and capabilities of the Golden Mile, including rail links and cycleways. In addition, the new Brentford Community stadium will play host to Championship football and professional rugby.

There is more to Hounslow than this famous stretch of road, of course. More than 40 companies and 8,000 people are based at the award-winning Chiswick Business Park - from Danone to Ericsson, from Starbucks to Singapore Airlines. Opposite the business park sits the British Standards Institute, another long-standing Hounslow company. At Bedfont Lakes Office Park, companies such as BP, Birds Eye Iglo and Stratus Technologies are present.

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