Plan To Replace High Street Phone Boxes With Monoliths

BT say new structures will offer community information and high speed WiFi

Outside 211 High Street
After and before pictures for 211 Brentford High Street


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Two separate applications are being made to change the street scene of Brentford High Street. Both are to replace existing phone boxes with new InLinkUK monolith structures.

This is part of a borough wide scheme to install InLinks in 19 locations replacing BT payphones.

The InLinks will carry display advertising and according to BT will also feature community information as well as providing free wifi high speed broadband. There will also enable free phone calls to UK numbers. InLinks have two display screens for commercial and council advertising and also can provide power-only USB ports and other features. They are designed to be accessible for all, with hearing induction loops, braille information and screen access for wheelchair users.

At 89x28cm they take up a much smaller footprint than existing phone boxes and the aim is for each new unit to replace two old boxes.

There are two applications for the local area: PA/2018/4430 is for outside 211 Brentford High Street by the bus stop, replacing the existing phone box and another yet to be confirmed; PA/2018/4428 is for outside Barclays, replacing the existing two leaning phone boxes.

Outside Barclays
After and before pictures for outside Barclays, Brentford High Street

InLink Units

Comments to the applications can be made on Hounslow's Planning Portal using the above system numbers.

November 30, 2018

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