London Evening Standard’s property correspondent explores the “second wave of regeneration” in the London area of Brentford.
Homes & Property’s correspondent David Spittles features Barratt London’s Great West Quarter (GWQ) in his focus on Smart Moves in London. Brentford’s regeneration project, called The Local Plan, is seeing “commercial buildings being converted into homes”, including GWQ’s conversion of a Grade-II listed building, which now provides new homes and offices.
This regeneration plan – developed by the Future Borough Strategy – focuses restoration efforts on west London’s “Golden Mile” in Brentford. The Local Plan will improve social infrastructure, such as parks, schools and public transport, and create more opportunities to shop, work and spend leisure time locally. The regeneration of the Brentford town centre is also supported by the Mayor’s Outer London Fund, which is designed to support economic growth in London’s high streets.
GWQ is a short walk from central Brentford and within easy reach of some of west London’s most charming villages. Built around Wallis Houses – an Art Deco organisation – Spittles states the building has “an impressive colonnaded façade with an airman statue perched at the top”. Alongside the colourful blocks that make up the development, GWQ also features “underground parking, a crèche and shops set around a public square”.
The tube, rail and bus links are all within walking distance, and residents can find a bus stop within the development, offering easy access to work or a trip to central London.
Westgate House is the final opportunity to purchase at GWQ and is made up of 900 new one-bedroom suites, one, two and three-bedroom homes, set around cafes and a covered piazza. Adding to the lifestyle factor at GWQ are its range of on-site amenities, including a Sainsbury's local, private residents' fitness suite, nursery and dry cleaners.