Brentford Lock West Phase 2, Brentford

Saw-tooth roofs reflect the site’s industrial past

Brentford Lock West Phase 2, Brentford.
Brentford Lock West Phase 2, Brentford. Credit: Rory Gardiner

London RIBA Regional Award 2019

Mæ with White Ink Architects for Waterside Places
Contract value: Undisclosed 
GIA: 19,606 m²

Phase two of a regeneration masterplan beside the Grand Union Canal of mixed tenure homes. It comprises two plots, one around a courtyard garden for residents, and the other set back from the public canalside walk. Six pavilion buildings hold the corners of each plot, with their distinctive saw-tooth roofs reflecting the site’s industrial past. These are linked with rows of townhouses and bridge structures that form entrance portals with accommodation above. The flats are well planned, and the pavilions give every flat a dual aspect, enabling residents to enjoy a pleasant quality of natural light. A high quality work of architecture, landscaping and residential environment achieved for a modest budget.

  • Brentford Lock West Phase 2, Brentford.
    Brentford Lock West Phase 2, Brentford. Credit: Rory Gardiner
  • Brentford Lock West Phase 2, Brentford.
    Brentford Lock West Phase 2, Brentford. Credit: Rory Gardiner
  • Brentford Lock West Phase 2, Brentford.
    Brentford Lock West Phase 2, Brentford. Credit: Tim Crocker
  • Brentford Lock West Phase 2, Brentford.
    Brentford Lock West Phase 2, Brentford. Credit: Rory Gardiner
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