The homes set along the banks of the Grand Union Canal, at Brentford Lock West, have been released for sale. They are the first of the homes to be released for sale at the development, which will ultimately deliver 520 residential units.
The five year project aims to breathe new life into Brentford. In addition to providing new housing, the scheme will deliver new community spaces and commercial buildings.
The homes, which will be built to Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, will include a range of measures designed to improve their energy efficiency and keep fuel costs down for residents. Measures include district heating, green roofs, roof top allotments and PV panels.
Local initiatives and organisations, such as Cultivate London – an innovative, urban farm which aims to increase the amount of locally and organically grown produce available across London, will also play a big part in the scheme’s development. Cultivate London is already located on site and plans to include community allotments have been factored into the design.
Close partnerships with other local organisations including Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, Active 360 and canoe club Edge have also been developed and the scheme will host a new watersports hub.
Katie Sully, Development Director at ISIS Waterside Regeneration, said: “The interest we have already had in the homes at Brentford Lock West has been really positive. It has been very important to us that we work closely with the community, throughout the project to ensure that we deliver a desirable collection of homes that fit seamlessly with their local surrounds, while offering buyers an attractive destination to live and enjoy.”
As part of the overall scheme, ISIS is also working in conjunction with the Canal & River Trust to make a number of improvements to the moorings at Brentford Lock. These improvements will include the addition of new visitor mooring and hook up points and the installation of a new floating pontoon to be used by the local canoe club. Further enhancements will also be made to widen the canal towpath, providing better access and a safer walkway for new and existing residents.