Capital Interchange Way Project Gets Green Light

Three towers up to 16 storeys high to be built opposite Citroen garage

GGI view of the development at Capital Interchange Way

Hounslow Council have given approval for a major housing development at 1-4 Capital Interchange Way.

The scheme for three towers up to 16 storeys high is to the west of the Citroen garage site in what is currently a scaffolders’ yard.

The site in Brentford is being developed by Redrow and Catalyst by Design from plans that were originally submitted back in 2018. The scheme will include 420 new flats built as well as new commercial and retail space.

Following the submission of the original application changes to the tenure of the flats required a redrawing of the plans after discussions with the Council.

The housing mix will be 116 one bedroom units (27.6%), 272 two bedroom units(64.8%) and 32 three bedroom units (7.6%).

There will be around 30,000 sq ft of commercial space and 10,000 of retail space.

The eastern side of the site fronts onto Capital Interchange Way and fills almost the entire northern edge of this section of the road. To the west of the site is a train line that is currently used by freight trains only. To the south of the site lies the proposed new access to the Brentford Stadium development.

Site of planned development. Picture: Google Streetview

An earlier scheme had envisaged towers up to 22 storeys high with a bus garage incorporated into the design.

Overall 3D plan of Capital Interchange Way development
Overall 3D plan of Capital Interchange Way development

There would be a mix of property types in the development including shared ownership, affordable rent and market ownership.

The overall building organisation is three residential blocks that sit above the mixed-use podium deck with a commercial development located at the northern end of the site next to the A4/M4.

The commercial development is accessed from the north east corner of the site. It consists of 4 levels of commercial space which forms part of one of the residential blocks.

CGI of development at night

The scheme has been approved despite the blocks being visible from local beauty spots such as Gunnersbury Park and Strand on the Green.

Views of new development (purple) from Surrey bank of the Thames

View from the east across Chiswick High Road (South Circular)

Approval is subject to the completion of a legal agreement between the Council and the applicant which covers issues such as materials to be used, parking, cycle parking and accessiblility.

Currently it is not possible to give a timetable for the commencement of construction.

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April 6, 2020