Ballymore and Hounslow Council have announced that planning talks have concluded, enabling the start of early stage demolition and site preparation at the eastern end of the High Street.
The 11-acre site in Brentford includes part of Brentford High Street.
These early works are the first step to delivering up to 800 new homes, in addition to a mix of retail, office space, public realm, and new parking which will improve accessibility to Brentford High Street. Further, more complex works will begin in Q2 2019, to bring forward the delivery of 300 apartments alongside new retail and restaurants.
Sean Mulryan, Chairman and CEO, Ballymore, said: “This part of west London has been drastically underdeveloped in comparison to many of its neighbours. After years of this site being overlooked, Ballymore is proud to be working with Hounslow to drive forward the evolution of Brentford High Street, with plans that will support its growth and ultimately deliver for local people.”
Cllr Steve Curran, Leader, London Borough of Hounslow, added: “This site is one that is close to my heart, as one of its serving ward councillors, and as a resident of Brentford for over 20 years, I’m particularly looking forward to the delivery of this highly anticipated scheme. Brentford Waterside will bring much-needed new quality homes for our residents including approximately 90 council homes at council rent levels, as well as a much-improved streetscape on Brentford high street, and I’m delighted that work can now begin on the next stage of regeneration of the town centre. We are working with Ballymore over the next few weeks to produce more detailed information to keep residents and businesses up to date of developments.”
A 4,000 sq ft information centre will open on the site in summer 2019, with a show apartment, exhibition space and development models.