Ballymore have broken ground on their Brent Way site in Brentford, at the same time as a Compulsory Purchase Order for part of the wider development of Brentford town centre was confirmed.
Ballymore’s plans to redevelop land between the southern side of Brentford High Street and the River Brent will produce almost 900 homes, more than 25,000sqm of commercial space as well as a public square, new connections from the High Street to the waterside – something which will reinstate historic yards – an extension of the Thames Path across the site along the waterfront, and improved waterside infrastructure with permanent mooring spaces.
The commencement of demolition works marks the commencement of the first phase, in which a third of all of the scheme’s new homes will be located, as well as more than 7,000 sq m of commercial space and extensive public realm.
The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has confirmed a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for the planned regeneration of the area.
Hounslow Council Leader, Cllr Steve Curran, said: “Regenerating the High Street and restoring access to the waterside will contribute positively to the identity of Brentford, enhancing civic pride and cultural opportunities.
“The scheme will also give a boost to local employment opportunities, with some 950 new jobs as a result of the scheme. This long-anticipated redevelopment will create a high quality and vibrant area within the heart of the town centre, creating an attractive place to live, shop, work, and for leisure.”
Ballymore Managing Director, John Mulryan, added : “We are delighted to have made progress and commenced these works at Brentford Waterside; we know that there has been much anticipation locally around the scheme.
“We are passionate about creating an exciting, contemporary district and I am delighted that, with demolition underway, we can turn our vision into a reality for the people of Brentford.”