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Emerging trio submits plans for Brentford Lock West

Karakusevic Carson, Riches Hawley Mikhail and Duggan Morris have submitted details plans for the first phase of the trio’s competition-winning designs for Brentford Lock West

Developer ISIS Waterside Regeneration has already won outline approval from Hounslow Borough Council for a 520-home scheme on the 4.5ha former industrial estate next to the Grand Union Canal in west London.

Now the practices have lodged proposals for 150, one, two, three and four bedroom apartments and townhouses on the waterfront plot. The plans include the conversion of a number of existing Art Deco-style buildings into commercial units. 

Katie Sully, development director at ISIS Waterside Regeneration, said:’The scheme has been carefully designed to maximise the water frontage, while offering stylish and unique homes that are focused around a sense of community, with plans for allotments and public spaces all factored into the design.

‘Having already secured the outline planning consent, we have been working closely with the architects to design and create the initial phase of this development, which we hope to launch to the market next year.’

Subject to planning consent, work is due to start on site towards the end of this year, with the first homes being completed in winter 2013. A marketing hub will be established on the site in spring 2013.

The trio of emerging talents saw off a joint bid by Maccreanor Lavington, Alison Brooks Architects and Sarah Wigglesworth and a rival proposal drawn up by DSDHA, Bauman Lyons, and Stephen Taylor Architects to land the contest in September last year (see below).

Brentford Lock West - courtyard view

Brentford Lock West - courtyard view (April 2012)

Previous story (AJ 14.09.2011)

Winning team named in Brentford Lock West contest

A collaboration between emerging practices Karakusevic Carson, Riches Hawley Mikhail and Duggan Morris has won the competition to design the first phase of the Brentford Lock West masterplan

The trio saw off a joint bid by Maccreanor Lavington, Alison Brooks Architects and Sarah Wigglesworth and a rival proposal drawn up by DSDHA, Bauman Lyons, and Stephen Taylor Architects to land the contest organised by ISIS Waterside Regeneration.

The regeneration company is owned by British Waterways, igloo  and MUSE Developments.

The initial phase of the overhaul of the former industrial estate next to the Grand Union Canal in west London will create 144 homes and 550m² office space.

A planning application will be submitted in January 2012.

Isis Brentford contest - proposals by Karakusevic Carson, part of the Karakusevic Carson, Riches Hawley Mikhail and Duggan Morris team

[Winners] Proposals by Karakusevic Carson, part of the Karakusevic Carson, Riches Hawley Mikhail and Duggan Morris team

Previous story - AJ 26.08.2011

Shortlisted designs revealed in Brentford Lock West contest

The AJ can reveal the designs by the three teams competing to design a new, mixed-use waterside scheme in Brentford, west London

The concept proposals have been drawn up by a trio of intriguing joint bids: DSDHA, Bauman Lyons, and Stephen Taylor Architects [team 1]; a team featuring Maccreanor Lavington, Alison Brooks Architects and Sarah Wigglesworth [team 2]; and a collaboration between Karakusevic Carson, Riches Hawley Mikhail and Duggan Morris [team 3].

The Brentford Lock West competition has been organised by ISIS Waterside Regeneration for the 6.34 hectares plot - a largely vacant former industrial estate next to the Grand Union Canal.

Outline planning permission for the area was secured back in March, based on the masterplan drawn up by Swedish urban designers Tovatt, Klas Tham and Urbed.

The architects were then asked to draw up plans for the first phase of the development which will feature around 150 homes and 550m² of office space.

All three teams presented their proposals to a design panel on Tuesday (23 August) led by former RIBA chair George Ferguson and including Observer architecture critic Rowan Moore.

Once a team is selected, a ‘reserved matters’ planning application will be submitted. A decision is expected on the winning team later this month.

The remaining phases of the development will be put forward at a later date.  

Factfile

ISIS Waterside Regeneration was formed in 2002 by British Waterways with igloo (the regeneration fund of Aviva Investors) and AMEC Developments (now MUSE Developments)

Readers' comments (1)

  • Well done!
    All proposals look good, congratulations to the winners.
    At last young blood get some worthy work.

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