Brentford Waterside is located between Brentford High Street and the River Brent, providing important destinations for the local and wider community of London. Due to its position on the confluence of two rivers, the Grand Union Canal and the railway, Brentford developed from market gardens to a thriving inland port with a long history of settlement and industry.
The railway and much of the industry now no longer exists, but Brentford remains as one of the most important and complete surviving working canal junctions in London.
- The landscape and public realm strategy explores core themes of local heritage, play and recreation, biodiversity and productive landscapes
- These themes aim to create new connections from the High Street to the waterside, as well as to the wider landscape and network of habitats
- The proposed public realm relates to the historic nature of the site, whilst reinvigorating Brentford High Street and reconnecting the town centre and the River Brent through a series of historic ‘Yards’
- The existing character of the working waterfront and canal, the intimate urban spaces and historic materials, together with the riparian ecology, provide the design language for a new public realm