Southall Waterside scoops two top prizes for Berkeley at the Brownfield Briefing Awards.
Regeneration project, Southall Waterside, has been named Brownfield Project of the Year award at the Brownfield Briefing Awards. The Berkeley (West Thames) development also won the Best Urban Regeneration Project award.
The former industrial 88-acre site in Southall, which had been left redundant for over 40 years, featured a number of complex challenges. Ground conditions, as well as infrastructure and boundary constraints – including 17 active gas mains crossing the site of varying pressures and ages – meant that Berkeley has had to leverage its technical expertise to transform the site.
The development will deliver 3,750 new homes and up to 50,000m2 of commercial, community and leisure space. It will create two new parks, open up access to the Grand Union Canal, and provide healthcare and education facilities, including a new on-site primary school.
Karl Whiteman, Divisional Managing Director at Berkeley (East & West Thames) said: “We are delighted that Southall Waterside has won not just one, but two sought-after awards at the Brownfield Briefing Awards. This development was not taken on lightly: it is an extremely complex, brownfield site posing significant challenges. However we were – and still are – positive that this development is worth the effort.”
“Our vision for Southall Waterside offers residents, and the wider Southall community, a fantastic quality of life and approximately 50 per cent of the site will be transformed into green space. We want to create a development that everyone will enjoy and we’re extremely proud that this ambition has been recognised.”