Boroughs | Hillingdon




Map Key

  • Investment Opportunities
  • Opportunity Areas
  • Area of Intensification
  • Central activity Zone

Town Centres

  • International or metropolitan
  • Major
  • District
  • Borough Boundary
  • Green Belt
  • Metropolitan open land / Other open spaces
  • Rail station
  • Railway track
  • Foreshore
  • Water

Connected for business, made for living. That's Hillingdon.

Probably the best-connected borough in London, with Heathrow Airport and RAF Northolt (which also supports commercial and passenger flights), excellent rail and road connectivity and the new Elizabeth line.

Home to a host of large companies such as Coca Cola, British Airways and Cannon UK, Hillingdon is also home to thousands of small and medium sized businesses and an ever- increasing logistics sector.

As well as having a thriving economy Hillingdon is simply a great place to live with thriving town centres; 63 award-winning Green Flag parks and open spaces, miles of canals, lakes and rivers and excellent leisure and community facilities.


Population projections 2021 310,497

Population projections 2050 352,345


London plan new homes (ten-year target) 10,380

Building council homes for Londoners (four-year programme) 347

  • Despite the challenges of COVID-19, Hillingdon continues to attract significant levels of investment particularly from the film, logistics and data centre sectors.  Within the next 18 months Hillingdon expects to announce the opening of two new film studios (West London Film Studios and a new complex in the centre of Hayes), two major flagship data centres (including The Ark which is under construction) and a new logistics park.
  • To complement the new station facilities at Hayes and West Drayton that serve the new Transport for London (TfL) Elizabeth line services which run to Paddington, the council is using £9.6 million of funding from TfL, local land and property developer contributions and the council’s own resources for Hayes and £878,000 for West Drayton to deliver a range of public realm improvements.
  • The council is proposing to regenerate two estates in Hayes. The proposal is to demolish the three existing towers at Avondale Drive and the outdated 1970s estate at Hayes town centre and replace them with 720 brand new homes, 50 per cent of which will be affordable housing for existing and new residents and 50 per cent new apartments for sale. Acting in response to the demand for more high-quality housing in this well-connected area, the opportunity has also been taken to add new community facilities, enhance the public realm, create better links to the high street and to transport nodes.

Nigel Cramb, Partnership and Business Engagement Manager

“We have a strong reputation for attracting major investment to the borough and are continuing to work with developers and businesses to revitalise Hillingdon and help to create new homes and jobs for local people. We also recognise the benefits that our town centre investment programme brings to the borough’s high streets to ensure they are modern, attractive and pleasant places to live, work and visit.”

Cllr Ian Edwards, Leader of Hillingdon

  • Corporate finance: strong financial management is key to ensuring that the council can maintain the services that our residents need, at the best value for money. Robust management of the council’s finances ensures that the council provides the most efficient services.
  • Business improvement delivery: as a council we are committed to putting residents first. Our business improvement delivery (BID) programme aims to deliver services that the residents, value and identify and improve the way we work.
  • Technology, innovation and communications: ensuring we provide excellent customer service through our contact centre, website, one stop shop and the services we deliver. It enables residents to get discounts in participating shops, reduced parking charges, free waste disposal and discounts at leisure centres.
  • Capital programme, and property: to maximise the council’s property and land assets and provide an overview of asset development being undertaken to council properties. It consists of projects to develop corporate and community sites, the housing development and schools’ programmes.
  • Housing: working closely with partners to deliver a range of affordable housing options.