4 Big Ideas

4 Big ideas Key Issues

The design team are embarking upon an intensive period of design and debate with community members, businesses and groups. They aim to deliver a scheme that works for the area, that ties together elements of the High Street and the canal with places to live and work.

These pages illustrate the four ‘Big Ideas’ behind the design approach. Please tell us what you think, and give us your feedback at the Public Open Exhibition on 29th October. Find out more on the back page of this newsletter.

The design team has been assessing various constraints and opportunities presented by the combination of canalside living, a unique shopping destination and a place rich in history and heritage. The result is an overarching concept for the site, which is made up of four big ideas.

The four Big Ideas

1. Revitalising the High Street

2. Reinstating the historic yards

3. Reinventing a mixed-use waterfront

4. Retaining and celebrating heritage

The existing community has a strong relationship to the area and cares about its future. The transformation of the area south of the High Street will aim to attract young people, families,‘silver citizens’ and a range of people to visit, live, work and settle here. The design will pay close attention to, and enhance, Brentford’s qualities.

The plan envisages a phased development allowing the area to evolve naturally; and for meanwhile (temporary) and other short-term uses in the interim period of change, providing opportunities for local people to get involved.

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Update: 29.09.12

Members of the public are invited to an exhibition of the planning application submission

Tue 2nd Oct 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Wed 3rd Oct 5.00pm – 8.00pm
Sat 6th Oct 11.00am – 2.00pm
Mon 8th Oct 11.00am – 2.00pm

The Docking Station,
108 Brentford High Street,

Re-inventing the highstreet

Re-create the historical waterfront
/ Small intimate spaces.

Bringing back the Yards/
Linking high street with canal

Valuing heritage/
The best of the old with the
best of the new