Brentford Lock West

Brentford Lock West

  • Location: Hounslow, London
  • Client: Waterside Places
  • Date: 2013 - Ongoing
  • Value: £50m
  • Awards: Inside Housing Development Awards - Winner 2018 Brick Awards - Finalist 2018 The Sunday Times British Homes Awards - Winner 2018 RIBA London Regional Awards - Winner 2018 In-house Customer Satisfaction Gold Awards - Winner 2018 Housing Design Awards - Finalist 2015
Brentford Lock West Loggia Detail
160322  Brentford Lock

We have designed new housing as part of a large regeneration project on a brownfield site on the Grand Union Canal in west London. The scheme comprises 157 homes that take inspiration from their context and the warehouses that previously occupied the site.

Six pavilion buildings have distinct saw-tooth roofs that make reference to the neighbouring wharf architecture. The townhouses with their garden walls and porches reference the nearby conservation area.

Brentford Lock West Sawtooth Roof Sfw
Brentford Lock West Terrace Detail

The pavilion type gives rise to a very rational layout, achieving 82% net to gross. Cores serves 4 dual aspect flats per floor, in a quadrant arrangement. Town houses and inhabited bridges link the pavilions, and enclose a resident courtyard garden.

Brentford Lock West Entrance Hall Sfw

We have taken a simple, yet robust attitude towards detailing, using a limited palette of materials – principally facing brickwork together with pre-cast concrete, painted metalwork, natural stained timber, and render, to modulate the building facades and provide character.

Brentford Lock West Towpath
Brentford Lock West Interior Sfw
Brentford Lock West Interior2 Sfw

Drone footage update February 2018

Building works for Phase 2 of Brentford Lock West are well underway as shown in this drone footage. Block E is now complete. Block F completion will be in Winter 2018.

Footage courtesy of McAleer & Rushe.

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