Eight miles west of Charing Cross, Brentford is the first non-London postcode that you reach as you head out of London towards Surrey and Berkshire.
Located on the banks of the Thames and the Grand Union Canal, Brentford was once dependent on river and canal traffic but gradually as many of its industries were outsourced abroad some areas of the town fell derelict. In the last twenty years, however, Brentford’s fortunes have changed and it is now characterised by its redevelopment. There is now a wide range of properties for sale and to rent in Brentford, including river-view apartments, Victorian cottages and modern townhouses.
The first area to be renovated was Brentford Dock in the 1970s, followed by Ferry Quays, Holland Gardens and Brentford Lock in the early 2000s. As more people saw the attraction of living by the river, more developments continued to spring up along its banks.
One of the original factories along the Golden Mile has been converted into apartments as part of the popular Great West Quarter, while others have been modernised or replaced and are now home to around 200 companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, JCDecaux and Worley Parsons.
The regeneration of Brentford continues today in the form of The Brentford Project, which will complete the transformation of the town centre with new apartments, leisure facilities, shopping areas and green spaces close to the river.
If you are looking to rent or buy property in Brentford, Thorgills have a wide variety of residential properties available. Get in touch with our friendly team of Brentford estate and letting agents who will be happy to help.