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Brentford Redevelopment, February 2022
The south side of New Brentford is being redeveloped by Ballymore and Janet McNamara is keeping a photographic record. This month she has also sent three photos of Waterman's Park, which has recently had improvement works that are due to be completed shortly.
The first photo was taken on 6 February from the corner of High Street and Catherine Wheel Road, looking west. Bradbury's two warehouse buildings are dwarfed by the new Ballymore blocks behind them.
The other three photos were taken on 22 February at Waterman's Park. Janet adds: there's a path on the left in the first picture which will be Cycleway 9 going west with a footpath alongside and a path along the riverside.
The western entrance arch features in the first photo.
The final two photos show the view from the park towards the Water Tower and Kew Bridge with the Thames and Brentford Ait to the right.
Waterman's Park was built on ground between High Street and the Thames, from a little way west of Pottery Road eastwards up to where the Waterworks were. It covers the entire gasworks site. A map from 1925 may help you get your bearings, start from Kew Bridge at the right edge and work west along High Street to Pottery Road.
See Chris Carter's photo of Waterman's Park, around 1980.
The Friends of Watermans Park has a News section that explains plans for work during 2021/2022.
Ballymore's newsletter from February charts progress on Phase 1 of the Brentford Project
Published March 2022