Eight miles west of Charing Cross, Brentford is the first non-London postcode that you reach as you head out of London towards Surrey.
Located on the banks of the Thames and the Grand Union Canal, Brentford was once dependent on river traffic and as many of its industries were outsourced abroad some areas of the town fell derelict. In the last fifty years, however, Brentford’s fortunes have changed and it is now characterised by its redevelopment. From commercial to residential spaces, there is now a wide range of properties for sale and to rent in Brentford, including river-view apartments, Victorian cottages and modern commercial spaces.
The first area to be renovated was Brentford Dock in the 1970s, followed by Ferry Quays in 2002. As more people saw the attraction of living by the river, more developments continued to spring up along its banks.
Many of the factories along the Golden Mile were also converted into apartments, especially in the popular Great West Quarter, while others have been modernised and are now home to around 200 companies, including GlaxoSmithKline 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 and commercial properties available. Get in touch with our friendly Brentford estate and letting agent team who will be happy to help.