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Brentford Redevelopment May 2021
The south side of New Brentford is being redeveloped by Ballymore and areas of Old Brentford too, over coming years. Janet McNamara is keeping a photographic record, these four photos were taken towards the end of May 2021. An update from Ballymore on April's work follows the photos.
The third and fourth views are from the High Street looking south across the site. Catherine Wheel Road is on the left of photo 3, Bradbury’s building (also visible in photo 3 at the right) is on the left of photo 4. Jim Storrar adds: the tallest buildings are the two main parts of what they call Block K. The one to the east, and next to Workhouse Dock, will be 10 storeys high while the one to the west will be 8 storeys high. Between these two buildings will be a flue from the energy centre which is slightly higher than the buildings themselves.
Update from Ballymore (excerpt from April newsletter)
What has happened on site in April?
This month, progression has continued with pace. The basement in Plot B has now been completed and ground floor slab work is well underway.
Plot C has seen a continuation to the construction of the basement which has included drainage and foundation works, pouring of the reinforced concrete basement slab and the first walls and columns are now in situ.
Work on Plot K has also advanced as the concrete frame is nowcomplete up to the sixth floor.
Workhouse Dock has also progressed well with the temporary sheet piling now complete, which is another landmark for the development enabling works to commence in the dock.
Finally, during April the fourth tower crane was erected.
See also Janet's earlier photo of the site; it includes a satellite view that shows the extent of the current phase of development and a plan from Ballymore showing Plots A-L, also a photo from Janet of a similar area to the first photo above but taken in January 2021.
Published 29 May 2021