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Brentford Lock West is a mixed-use regeneration scheme fronting the Grand Union Canal, in West London. The phased development provides over 500 high-quality residential family units on a 6-hectare former industrial site.

This is another project where getting planning permission was a major challenge. On this occasion we were able to help by managing the relationship with the Environment Agency who is the statutory consultee for flooding and surface water drainage, ground contamination and remediation. On the back of that success we were appointed as the civil and structural engineers for the project.

In addition, close work with the client was required in overseeing the contamination studies. As a result of the successful planning application, Expedition was invited to lead the structural engineering for the project.

We have worked with several architects delivering the first two phases of the project, adopting an integrated approach to deliver a 16,000m2 sustainable residential scheme. For example, the coordination of the surface water drainage strategy within the design of the varied public spaces has contributed to the creation of a distinctive mixed-use neighbourhood for families. The resulting hierarchy of open spaces enhance the character of the development, which is shaped by its relationship to the site and its surroundings.

Expedition has had to address complex phasing and programme issues on this particularly difficult contaminated site.

RIBA National Award 2019

RIBA London Award 2019

RIBA London Award 2017


Fred Labbé
Fiona Wyatt

Client: Waterside Places

Architect: Duggan Morris Architects

Frank Reynolds Architects

Riches Hawley Mikhail Architects

Mae Architects

Status: Phases 1 and 2 complete

Brentford Lock West London