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Brentford Lock West presented with RIBA London Award

Waterside Places is celebrating, after Block E of its Brentford Lock West development has been presented with a highly-coveted Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) London Award.

One of 61 schemes in the city, picked in recognition of their architectural excellence, Brentford Lock West has been a roaring success since it was brought to market, receiving thousands of enquiries, with many homes secured off plan.

Designed by architects Mæ as a contemporary reinterpretation of the warehouses that formally occupied the area, the development includes a 42 one, two and three-bedroom dual-aspect homes along the banks of the Grand Union Canal.

Brentford Lock West is the brainchild of Waterside Places – a joint venture between Muse Developments and the Canal & River Trust, which is harnessing the unique natural qualities of our waterways, to create missed, balanced, diverse and sustainable places.

Alex Ely, principal at Mæ said: “With Brentford Lock West, we looked to provide a contemporary, modern twist to the area’s former history as a harbour of industry. The result is a vibrant, diverse neighbourhood that represents intelligent design and a forward thinking approach to urban renaissance.”

Mike Auger, regional director at Waterside Places added: “To be shortlisted for such a prestigious award is testament to the hard work of everyone involved in the development of Brentford Lock West. The scheme has been a huge success and has made a substantial contribution to the ongoing regeneration of the Grand Union Canal.”

All regional winners go forward for the RIBA national awards, with those collecting national awards considered for the RIBA Stirling Prize.