brentwood Lock West, London
by Duggan Morris
Mixed tenure housing along the waterfront, forming part of a five-year project to breathe new life into the area
Following a successful competition in September 2011, Duggan Morris, Riches Hawley Mikhail and Karakusevic Carson were selected to collaborate and progress phase one of a wider masterplan by Swedish urban designers Tovatt Architects and Klas Tham together with Urbed. The large, industrial site is located adjacent to the lock and the river in the heart of Brentford.
Block G is low cost (£1,972 per m2) mixed tenure housing consisting of 45 residential units fronting on to the canal-side and split over two plots. The design brief called for a strong, contextual relationship with the waterfront location. The buildings are conceived as cranked blocks following a meandering neighbourhood street held together by a large base plinth.