YOUNG PEOPLE DRIVE DEMAND FOR WATERSIDE HOMES - Brentford Lock West proves a hit with first time buyers

Sep 27, 2018
Since the latest collection of new homes were launched at Brentford Lock West earlier this year, the waterside scheme has been proving a hit with first time buyers. Over 80% of the homes currently reserved at Keelson Gardens have been purchased by those taking their first step onto the property ladder, making it a popular choice among young professionals.

The scheme, which is set alongside the Grand Union Canal in Brentford, west London offers buyers the opportunity to secure an impressive new home, in a waterside setting, while still benefiting from being within easy reach of the Capital and the surrounding boroughs. The canal boasts an active water sports scene – with local paddleboarding and canoe clubs a regular sight on the water, right in front of the development.

According to the latest Waterside Survey 2018 by Strutt & Parker, which was released earlier this month, young adults are driving the demand for waterside living in the UK.  The survey revealed that over a quarter (26%) of under-35s and over a third (36%) of 35-39s were actively looking to live near water within five years - a trend very much being supported by the purchaser profile at Brentford Lock West.

James Stockdale, Development Manager, Waterside Places, said: “There is no doubt that the waterside setting at Brentford Lock West has proved a major draw among our purchasers. There is always something happening on the water and it’s great to see so many of our residents making active use of the canal. Local club Active360 runs regular paddleboarding sessions directly on the canal in front of the development, while EDGE, progressive paddling, Brentford’s kayak and canoe club, is also regularly seen on the water – offering residents ample opportunity to try their hand at something new, or to enhance an existing hobby or skill.”

Paul Hyman of Active 360, said: “Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is the world’s fastest growing water sport and it’s great to see so many people getting on the water and giving it a go.  We run a host of training sessions and courses for all levels and abilities – with a number taking place at Brentford Lock. Paddleboarding is not only a good way to keep fit but it’s an excellent way to get to meet new people and make new friends within your community.”

Arranged around a beautifully landscaped courtyard, Keelson Gardens, the latest release of homes at Brentford Lock West, comprises a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, duplex apartments, penthouses and townhouses. The homes here benefit from the shared use of a communal courtyard, in addition to boasting their own balcony or terrace. The first release of homes comprises a collection of apartments and penthouses. Help to Buy is available on selected plots. Prices at Keelson Gardens start from £410,000.

Last chance to buy at Chalico Walk
Just a limited number of two and three-bedroom apartments remain for sale at the award winning Chalico Walk, the first homes to have been released on phase two at Brentford Lock West. Prices for the remaining apartments at Chalico Walk start from £565,000. All the homes benefit from a balcony or terrace and many of the homes enjoy water views and are ready to move into now. 

Townhouses at Keelson Gardens now selling
This summer, a collection of just six, four-bedroom townhouses were launched at Keelson Gardens. With flexible living accommodation spread over four floors, the townhouses also offer access to an impressive landscaped, outside communal space. In addition, they all benefit from their own private balconies and courtyards. The homes are available for purchase off-plan. All townhouses come with two parking spaces. Prices start from £925,000.

For more information, please call the Brentford Lock West sales team on 0203 504 6403, email or visit The Sales and Marketing Suite is open daily 10am-5pm.

Brentford Lock West forms part of a long-term regeneration project to breathe new life into Brentford through the anticipated delivery of in excess of 700 new homes. Close to local shops, leisure facilities, beautiful parks and waterside walkways, the scheme has been carefully designed to maximise the water frontage whilst offering stylish homes, community spaces and commercial buildings in a new desirable west London destination.  
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