The Ballymore Group and the London Borough of Hounslow today progressed plans at Brentford Waterside – a significant regeneration scheme which will bring almost 900 homes, more than 25,000 sq m of commercial space and extensive, new public realm to the town.
Representatives from both Ballymore and Hounslow met on site to witness the commencement of demolition works to an area which will become the first phase of the new development. A third of all of the scheme’s new homes will be located there as well as more than 7,000 sq m of commercial space, earmarked for office, retail and leisure uses, as well as extensive public realm.
Speaking of the news Ballymore’s Managing Director John Mulryan said: “This development will breathe new life into this area of west London and our progress today is a demonstration of our commitment to Brentford, local residents, workers and the wider community.”
Cllr Steve Curran added: “This development will not only bring much needed new homes to Brentford, but it will also bolster our reputation as a west London boom town, bringing exciting new retail opportunities and vibrant commercial spaces. I am delighted that we have today commenced our joint efforts to transform the area.”
The scheme, which is located on land south of Brentford’s High Street and the River Brent, will also see Ballymore restore many of the town’s best-loved heritage buildings, including St Lawrence’s Church and will also create new moorings at Workhouse Dock.
Ballymore Chairman Sean Mulryan concluded: “Our intention here is to fuse old and new. We are passionate about creating an exciting, contemporary district, with fantastic places in which people can live, work and play, whilst also retaining as many much-loved landmarks as we can.
“It’s exciting to see demolition under way as we turn our vision into a reality for the people of Brentford.”