Tibbalds Planning & Urban Design have recently co-ordinated and submitted the detailed plans for the first phase of the competition winning designs for the Brentford Lock West development.
This submission represents the culmination of a three-year planning process for the Tibbalds team. In 2009 the site owners, ISIS Waterside Regeneration approached Tibbalds to help develop a new vision for the Brentford Lock West site. This appointment followed the refusal of a previous high-density development at appeal.
Working in collaboration with Johanness Tovatt Architects, Klas Tham, URBED and Camlins we helped develop a new mixed-use development strategy for the site, which involved the provision of up to 520 new homes, new business/ workshop space, community and mixed retail uses.
The process involved close collaboration with and involvement of the local community and Council officers who were, based on the previous appeal scheme strongly opposed to the redevelopment of the site.
The scheme that emerged from this collaboration was worked up into an outline application and a minded to grant consent was secured in March 2011. Tibbalds then helped ISIS develop a design brief for the first phase of the new neighbourhood. This brief formed the basis of an architectural competition, which resulted in the appointment of Karakusevic Carson, Riches Hawley Mikhail and Duggan Morris.
Following this appointment we then helped develop and co-ordinate the detailed designs for phase 1. The Section 106 was signed in March 2012 and a reserved matters submission was submitted in early April. The phase 1 proposals involve 150, one, two, three and four bedroom apartments and townhouses.
It is envisaged, subject to planning that work will start on the site in September 2012.
Winner of 2012 Urban Design Award for Public Sector Project
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