Working in collaboration with AHMM and Maccreanor Lavington, Brentford Waterside masterplan covers a 4.79 ha site which incorporates parts of Brentford High Street, the canalside and many historic buildings. Almost 900 new homes will be provided along with retail, employment, community and leisure use units.
The visionary masterplan is driven by a heritage strategy that aims to reinstate the character of the industrial site’s historic yards, together with reinvigorating and reconnecting Brentford High Street to the river Brent, Grand Union Canal and inland waterways to the south.
The residential element is mixed tenure and comprises a mix of typologies, including apartments, duplexes and townhouses, while materials used reflect the existing and historic fabric of the area.
As well as working conjointly on the masterplan, GHA have developed Plot K in the first phase of the masterplan. The scheme is formed out of two simple framed forms echoing the waterside/ warehouse location and industrial heritage of the site.
Plot K will provide 66 apartments with an emphasis on generous two-bedroom units. These larger units are all designed to take full advantage of the prime waterfront location with large balconies provided to the primary elevations. The facade is organised with double height bays dramatically breaking down the massing. The rooftops are fully exploited to provide both communal and private gardens taking full advantage of the dramatic views along Grand Union Canal and towards nearby Kew Gardens.