Ballymore is welcoming nature into its west London regeneration scheme, The Brentford Project, with a one-day horticultural extravaganza ahead of the launch of a new collection of apartments in a green and pleasant setting.
For the event on 22 August, some of Brentford’s best blooms and finest foliage will be on display, as local florists showcase flowers, outdoor and indoor plants and even micro-herbs. Plus, green-fingered visitors will be able to make their own window box garden in a special workshop.
The new collection of apartments launching in September at The Brentford Project will overlook the gardens of the deconsecrated grade 2* listed St Lawrence’s Church, a local heritage treasure. Ballymore will restore the church to create a culinary and cultural hub for the community as part of its regeneration plans, while its gardens will be relandscaped to provide a green asset for residents and community alike.
The apartment building and church are only two elements of Ballymore’s large-scale regeneration project, which spans almost 12 acres between Brentford’s high street and the meeting point of two rivers: the Thames and the Brent. This is a significant placemaking project, which will provide 876 homes, revitalise the southern half of the town’s high street and reconnect the community with its waterfront, so that everyone can enjoy its public spaces, amenities and riverside. There will be a new Waterfront Square, new foodie destination at Workhouse Dock and new terraces and podium gardens from which to appreciate the river and its nature.
The latest release of apartments – designed by internationally renowned practice of McCullough Mulvin Architects - will make the most of the natural aspect, having floor to ceiling glazing with views of St Lawrence’s Gardens, water and west London greenery. An arrival garden will provide a tranquil retreat for residents with covered walkways, while an outdoor pool and woodland play space surrounded by mature trees will give residents the chance to get closer to nature. Such opportunities are precious in the capital, says Jenny Steen, Sales Director at Ballymore: “Not only are there some of the capital’s most beautiful parks nearby, but the extensive landscaping, public spaces and impressive variety of amenities throughout the neighbourhood will create a unique waterside destination.”
Visit thebrentfordproject.com/event/blooms-at-brentford/ for more information.