Plan for Development of Heidelberg Site Submitted

Mixed reaction to proposal to build 333 flats on riverside site

CGI of proposed scheme – From Dock Road looking east. Picture: Fairview Homes



'Early Plans' for Development of Heidelberg Site Revealed

Heidelberg Disposes of Brentford Riverside Site

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The developer proposing a major development of the former premises of the Heidelberg printing company in Brentford has submitted its plans to Hounslow Council.

The designs by Fairview New Homes seem little changed from the proposals that were published during a public consultation earlier this year although the number of flats has been slightly reduced to 333.

The application (P/2022/1142) seeks permission for the demolition of the existing building and the construction of four blocks ranging from three to eleven storeys. You can make comments on the Hounslow Council planning portal.

The initial reaction to the scheme has been mixed despite revisions to earlier design which was denser.

Brentford Voice said, "Brentford Voice will almost certainly object to the proposals, particularly on the grounds of over-development and the consequent impact upon nearby residential and commercial properties.

"Some aspects of the scheme are welcomed e.g. the provision of workspace units, the relationship to the Thames Path, and the provision of a publicly accessible ‘pocket park’ at the south of the site."

Three storey mews houses will be positioned on the side of the development next to the St Paul’s Conservation area with the development rising in height towards the multi-storey car park where three blocks will progressively rise in height to 11 storeys.

The development would also allow a widening of the pavement on Brentford High Street with drawings showing new tree planting and an on-pavement cycle lane going past the site.

Fairview says it plans to integrate the Thames Path with the rest of the site with a linkage to Ballymore’s Brentford Project.

If the application is approved then Fairview hope to start work towards the end of this year and and complete the project in Summer 2026.

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April 22, 2022

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