With The Brentford Project fast becoming a thriving waterside destination, we caught up with one of our first residents, Sonia Jones, as it nears a year since she moved into her new home here.
A former music industry icon - renowned for nurturing talents like Rita Ora and sharing the stage with legendary acts including the Rolling Stones - Sonia embarked on the next chapter in her life when she moved to The Brentford Project.
Making the move from a large Chiswick home in search of a more exciting and creative neighbourhood, here, Sonia shares her favourite things about life at The Brentford Project.
"It's a one-stop destination for all my daily needs, with the local creative and artistic scene I was looking for.”
It’s coming up to a year since I moved here from Chiswick and I couldn’t be happier with how well I’ve settled in. For me, the appeal of The Brentford project lies in its ability to offer me a beautiful fresh and contemporary space to live, with access to everything I could possibly need right on my doorstep. I can be in the heart of the action in a moment, stepping outside to vibrant surroundings full of people, restaurants and shops. Likewise I can look out of my window and take in the abundant views of the trees and nearby parks, providing an instant connection to nature and bringing the outside in. It offers a rare and perfect harmony of urban and peaceful living.
The move was motivated by a need to be surrounded by likeminded people, I want to immerse myself within a creative and vibrant setting, and thankfully, The Brentford project ticks all of those boxes. Not only is my apartment a wonderful space to be, but the neighbourhood is fast becoming a community within itself, it’s an exciting time to be here, and this is just the beginning!
There’s so much to appreciate, not least the vista of the London skyline as well as the calming, ever changing views of the water which I can lose hours watching. Having bountiful green views in London is a real treat, and it’s that, fused with the waterside location which brings the magic to my home.
Syon Park and Kew Gardens are nearby, offering me a tranquil escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Such convenient accessibility, with all the amenities I need right here means I can live my life freely with nothing out of reach, that really is the greatest benefit of living here.
The standard of my apartment is amazing, it’s been designed with integrity, with real thought and consideration about how I would use the space, it flows in a way which harmonises with how I live, like it’s been tailor made just for me. The aesthetic is beautiful, I walk in and feel incredibly happy to be here. It’s flooded with natural light thanks to the 4 large patio doors, and the interior combines natural materials with contemporary design making it feel opulent and luxurious but also approachable and practical.
Bringing the wow factor
My apartment doesn't have a typical layout which was one of the things that appealed to me. It’s positioned over 2 floors with the 3 bedrooms downstairs and the living areas upstairs which is quite unusual and something which makes it feel even more special. The result is a spacious, light and open feel which I love, especially when I’m entertaining friends. The star of the show is the very generously sized terrace, accessed by the 4 sets of patio doors, it’s like my own private oasis, and it really brings the wow factor! The views are spectacular, it’s a wonderful spot to enjoy them from.
It’s hard to pick a highlight as the entire space has been so well considered, but I do absolutely love my bedroom. It’s a striking space complete with an ensuite and dressing room - every girl's dream! It feels stylish and lavish as well as being completely practical, it’s a place I can unwind and relax, and reset for the day ahead.
In short, I love living here. It’s contemporary and inspiring with everything I need but as importantly, it has real heart with local creativity and the thriving artistic scene I was looking for. It feels lively and exciting and coming home to my apartment is a joy, I know I’ll enjoy many many years here.