London Green get Watermans

London Green are to redevelop the Max Factor building and the Watermans Arts Centre site in Brentford

The plans aim to create a marina, 300 new homes and a new home for the Watermans Arts Centre in the town centre.

London Green has acquired the vacant office block adjacent to Watermans and the former Brentford Police Station site in its joint venture with Topland Group, and now signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hounslow Council over the Watermans site, which along with the former Brentford Police Station is identified for development in Hounslow Council’s Local Plan.

The Watermans Arts Centre will relocate to the site of the former Brentford police station, with the new marina, homes and commercial units built on the old Watermans site

Philip Green, spokesman for London Green, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Hounslow Council to bring this project forward. It will end the uncertainty over the future location of the Watermans by enabling a high quality, sustainable arts centre.”

“We have been exploring the potential relocation with Watermans for some time and can now hold further discussions about the kind of facility that could be delivered. The plans are still at a very early stage and we will be carrying out extensive consultation with local people in the coming months.”

Watermans Director Jan Lennox added: “Relocation to a new building is an important part of Watermans’ future plans. Watermans is the major arts centre in West London and we have quarter of a million visitors a year. We provide a lively cultural programme for local residents and visitors to Brentford, which would be better located in the heart of the town centre.”

“We look forward to discussing a plan with Hounslow Council and London Green which would see Watermans move to a new, purpose-designed building at the site of the old Police Station.”

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