The Island, Brentford TW8
The Island is a popular, gated development located at Brentford Lock, which enjoys views over the River Brent and the Thames. The development is located on the large island in the middle of the lock basin.
Developed in 2001 by British Waterways, St George and Charles Church (and later Crest Nicholson), the award-winning The Island comprises173 apartments and 20 four -bedroom riverside houses. The buildings are finished in modern light brick, and have generous glazed sections and elevations to allow in natural light and capitalise on the spectacular panoramic water views. The buildings have gently curving facades and roof detail, and spacious feature corner balconies. The pedestriansed areas and garden spaces have been thoughtfully designed and exquisitely landscaped.
Apartments and penthouses have been finished to a high specification and include spacious open-plan living areas, floor-to-ceiling windows, and private balconies or terraces. Many also have wood flooring, under-floor heating, air conditioning, and state-of-the art built-in appliances. Residents benefit from a concierge service and secure underground parking. There is also direct access to the nearby cafes and restaurants via a private pedestrian bridge.
The Island is located on the riverbank at Brentford, within the London Borough of Hounslow.
Brentford has a good mix of brand stores, eclectic independent shops and boutiques, cafes, restaurants and gastropubs. There is also a weekly farmers’ market held near Brentford Dock. The Brentford Dock area is also popular with wildlife enthusiasts, and is home to a wide variety of species including Canada geese, kingfishers and foxes.
Nightlife in Brentford is catered for by traditional pubs like O’Brien’s and The Globe regularly hosting acoustic jam sessions and live band nights. There are also plenty of restaurants to try, including Glistening Waters, which overlooks the Thames at Ferry Quays and serves up delicious Caribbean fare with a modern twist.
Brentford Railway Station has a regular service to Waterloo and there are nearby tube stations at Northfields, Boston Manor, South Ealing and Gunnersbury. Brentford also has easy, direct access to the M4, M3, North Circular, and M40 roads
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