Housebuilding partnership transforming prime Brentford waterside site into new 330-home development
A vacant parcel of prime waterside land in Brentford will become a mixed-tenure and sustainable development of 333 new homes after initial construction work began this spring.
Latimer, the development arm of the UK’s largest housing provider, Clarion Housing Group, is partnering private developer Fairview New Homes to transform the Brentford Dock site and deliver new private and affordable homes in west London.
The new homes, of which 100 will be for affordable rent or shared ownership, will each benefit from photovoltaic solar panels and air source heat pumps. Three-quarters of the affordable homes will have two or more bedrooms, providing vital family homes for local people.
Work to redevelop the 3.5-acre site, once home to the Heidelberg printing company, begun this year following a successful planning application which Fairview submitted to Hounslow Council in 2022.
As well as the new homes, the project will deliver a raft of public, community and commercial elements which will breathe life into the area. New public realm will be created through the middle of the site, providing games areas, planting beds and public benches, while an accessible elevated walkway to the river will open up part of the Thames Path to the public.
The project will also create eight new commercial units along the river and a widened tree-lined High Street, helping to create job opportunities and boost the local economy.
After lodging its application for the brownfield site, Fairview worked with the local community to shape plans for the scheme by hosting public consultations and an exhibition.
The finished development will feature a collection of apartments and townhouses which benefit from an on-site car club and more than 600 secure cycle parking spaces for residents – each designed to promote sustainable travel to and from the homes.
Richard Cook, Group Development Director at Clarion Housing Group, said:
“We are delighted that our strategic partnership with Fairview is enabling us to redevelop this prime waterside site in Brentford and deliver affordable homes for people who need them most.
“We are passionate about making our homes and communities fit for the future. Building sustainable homes in this part of west London will not only make a positive impact to the environment but also help new residents reduce their energy bills.”
Jon Spring, Main Board Land Director at Fairview, said:
“We are excited to be working with Clarion to bring forward this fantastic mixed-tenure development in an area that has seen considerable regeneration over the past few years.
“Fairview is extremely focussed on delivering affordable and private homes across London and the southeast, both in partnership and in our own developments. We look forward to delivering more homes in the future with Richard and his team at Clarion.”
Plans for the new scheme were approved by the council in autumn 2023. Construction work is expected to finish in 2027, with the first completed new homes targeted for late 2024.