Brentford wins LI Award

“Making the Connection”, an improvement scheme which has helped connect parts of Brentford better, has won a Landscape Institute Award.

Kinnear Landscape Architects (KLA) picked up the President’s Award for designing the works which judges said will “reconnect people to the place”.

Judges said that Brentford High Street was now a “successful, liveable town centre and reasserted its sense of place and identity.”

The scheme’s aim was to return the connections in the area which had been eroded or forgotten. Brentford’s marketplace in the square has been revived and the link to the water made more visible and accessible. Many people are only now realising how close the high street is to the River Brent. There is now also a connection for pedestrians and cyclists beside the waterway and the riverside sheds have been revitalised.

Lyn Kinnear, Director of KLA said: “To win this award for a project that connects with the community is wonderful.”

Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “We want to continue to enhance our cultural richness here in the borough and the newly refurbished Brentford High Street and the marketplace is just one example of this.

“It gives residents pride in where they live and work and gives them the opportunity to enjoy their community to the full. It will also greatly add to the experience of visitors and lead to many more wanting to come and see what our borough has to offer.”

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