The abundance of blue and green looking out from Workhouse Dock, towards the meeting point of the Grand Union Canal and the River Thames, is one of the most striking aspects of the new town centre.
The waterways and paths that criss-cross south of the dock will be a hive of activity for cyclists, walkers, committed kayakers and family’s looking for a day strolling along the river.
Pathways at the canal side and river’s edge can take you east to Chiswick, south to Richmond and as far north as Birmingham. For those who want to stay close to home, head for the sweeping terraced steps at dockside to grab a paddle board or two, or better still, treat yourself to ats moored permanently in the dock.
Opened out and accessible after years of being virtually hidden from view, the stunning water’s edge along the southern boundary of The Brentford Project will be a hive of activity. The cooler air, open space and buzzing atmosphere of The Waterside is a signal of a complete change in pace.
Tables spill out onto the cobbles, and trees cast refreshing shade as friends and neighbours meet for coffee and conversation in the square. Regular food markets will set out stalls of fresh produce, and food trucks with cult-followings will attract lines of hungry workers seeking something out of the ordinary for an al fresco working lunch.