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One of the new buildings in the Brentford Project has been shortlisted in this year’s Housing Design Awards.

The Brunel Building on Catherine Wheel Road, which was designed by Glenn Howells Architects, is part of the first phase of the massive redevelopment of the area. The building contains 66 flats and aims to be a contemporary interpretation of a dockside warehouse taking inspiration from the site’s industrial history in the form of a simple framed building.

The design aims to maximise views along the River Brent and Grand Union Canal or further out towards London with cantilevered balconies to the east and south, extending the living spaces over the canal and adjacent working dock. The balcony design takes inspiration from the adjacent bridge designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel over the River Brent.

The building was given planning permission by Hounslow Council in 2019 and is close to completion. It is the most southerly structure in the Brentford Project and as a ground floor occupied partly by a café facing the dock.

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April 1, 2022

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