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Brentford Lock Redevelopment, Greater London

2 Nov 2018
Case study

Brentford Lock was transformed as part of the Waterside Regeneration Scheme by The Canal and River Trust. The main aim of the Trust is to make enhancements to UK Waterways. They completed the project with a collaborative design team, consisting of Tovatt Architects + Planners and Master Planner, Klas Tham and Camlins Landscape Architects.

Five hundred new residential developments where built on the banks of the Grand Union Canal in Brentford in the huge regeneration project, laid out over a six hectare site. The Trust and Architects’ aim was to create the sense of a sustainable neighbourhood within the public spaces of the remarkable new waterside destination.

The development was also designed to maximize the historic water frontage and provide generous outdoor spaces and living accommodation in order to create a thriving waterside community, which now encompasses residential, commercial and leisure spaces. The decision to appoint a Swedish and a UK urban design practice has resulted in a scheme that interprets a Swedish courtyard-housing model in a UK context.

Woodscape designed and manufactured in their UK workshop, a variety of high quality hardwood bespoke street furniture to help facilitate the quality outdoor spaces and contribute towards the creation of an inviting urban environment.

A range of large bespoke planters and seating were designed in Naturally Very Durable Hardwood. The dramatic central planter design breaks up the large public space, creating areas of greenery which soften the urban environment and provide a place for residents and visitors to sit and enjoy the landscaping.

To maintain cleanliness and the quality of the environment, Woodscape also provided numerous hardwood Round Litter Bins throughout the new development. The attractive waste bin design includes front opening lockable doors, galvanised mild steel solid liners, stainless steel hinges and internal fixings.

An upgraded and widened town-path along the canal, created connections through to the large public space within the development. Woodscape had a great opportunity to maximise this new space and its potential by additionally providing a number of built-in Type 5 Seats and Type 6 Benches. This allowed people to make the most of the canal walkways and enjoy the beautiful waterside setting and the boats passing by.

Woodscape also provided a large quantity of hardwood Square Bollards, some removable, throughout the whole site. The removable bollards have stainless steel sockets with padlock security.

Later, further bespoke modern hardwood street furniture in the form of stylish Lounge Style Chairs and Cube Seating were also supplied to add to the interest and variety of street furniture supplied by Woodscape for waterside the scheme.

To see how Woodscape can help you transform your urban realm project with bespoke hardwood street furniture – please call us today on 01254 685185 or email

Project: Brentford Lock Redevelopment
Location: Greater London
Products: Hardwood Bollards, Lounge-style chairsCube Seats, Bespoke Planters and Planter Seats, Litter BinsType 5 SeatsType 6 Bench
Client: Canal and River Trust 
Architects: Tovatt Architects + Planners, Klas Tham, Camlins
Partners: ISIS Waterside Regeneration Ltd

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