Plans Revealed for 10 Storey Tower on Ham Wharf

Developer wants to build around 60 flats on Grand Union Canal site

CGI of proposed scheme provided by developer


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Designs have been drawn up for the redevelopment of Ham Wharf by the Grand Union Canal in Brentford. The scheme would include two tower blocks one 10 storeys high and around 60 flats.

The proposal is for a mix of one, two and three bedrooms flats which will all meet the “Accessible and Adaptable Design” standards. Block A will be six storeys and Block B will be ten storeys built on Fraser's Timber Yard.

Town Quay Developments and Mountbatten Homes are about to hold consultation events to give more details to residents about their proposals. Online events are taking place on Monday 17 October at 7pm and Tuesday 18 October at 1pm.


Another visualisation of the proposed towers from the developer
Another visualisation of the proposed towers from the developer

The site is on The Ham by the River Brent. To the North East is The Brentford Project which connects to the site along The Ham. Immediately west of the site is Shire Place, an existing four storey residential development. A number of houseboats are moored along the River Brent next to the development site.

Map and aerial view of the Ham Wharf site
Map and aerial view of the Ham Wharf site

The ground floor of the towers would provide residential entrances directly off The Ham, as well as raised terraces for private amenity space to the ground floor flats. There is also access to the Lower Ground bike stores, space and bin stores.

The first floor would provide a communal roof terrace, which is intended to provide space for planting and growing.

As part of the scheme a wider waterside walkway would be created with the steps on the existing walkway removed to make it more accessible. The walkway to the Ham would be widened to create a new view across to Syon Park.

Ham Wharf as it is now
Ham Wharf as it is now showing buildings to be demolished

The development will be ‘car-free’ – this means, residents will not be eligible for permits to park on local streets except for 2 blue badge parking spaces.

There is no mention of any affordable housing provision on the web site set up by the developer.

You can register your interest in being kept up to date on the development online or call a freephone number 0800 955 1042 between 9am and 5.30pm, Monday-Friday. You can also email or write to a freepost address Freepost RTXU-JGSR-KHLE, Your Shout, 312 China Works, SE1 7SJ.

Hounslow Council will also hold their own statutory consultation, following the submission of a planning application.


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October 13, 2022

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