The developer secured outline planning consent on the 520 residential unit scheme, situated on the banks of the Grand Union Canal in Brentford, in March 2012 and is moving ahead with the next stage of planning for the 11 acre development site, Brentford Lock West, off Commerce Road.
ISIS, a partnership between British Waterways, igloo and MUSE Developments, say the scheme has been designed to maximise the water frontage, aiming to create “a thriving waterside community” containing commercial and leisure space as well as homes. The overall scheme received an Urban Design Award in February 2012.
The first phase will comprise a mix of 150, one, two, three and four bedroom apartments and townhouses, all for private sale, together with commercial units in the retained art deco buildings. An upgraded and widened towpath, connecting through to the public realm within the development, will help create a stunning waterside destination for the Brentford community.
The detailed plans for phase one have been designed by Duggan Morris, Karakusevic Carson and Riches Hawley Mikhail, who won the job following a design competition in September 2011. Planning Consultants for the development are Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design.
Subject to planning consent, works on site are due to commence in winter 2012, with the first homes being completed in winter 2013.
Katie Sully, Development Director at ISIS Waterside Regeneration, said: “Brentford is a fantastic location and with all of the regeneration that’s taking place we’re excited to be playing a key part in breathing life back into the area.”
Of the overall 520 residential homes, 20% will be affordable homes. The scheme will also deliver 7,000 sq metres of commercial space, helping to create around 300 new jobs for the area. £2 million has been allocated for investment into local health and education facilities. In addition, community uses are incorporated as ISIS have been working with the local canoe club, EDGE, in association with Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, and Cultivate London who are already established on site.
See www.brentfordlockwest.com for more information.