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The Island, Brentford TW8

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The Island, Brentford TW8

The Island is a popular, gated development located at Brentford Lock, which enjoys views over the River Brent and the Grand Union Canal. The development is located on the large island in the middle of the lock basin.

Developed in 2001 by British Waterways, St George and Charles Church (and later Crest Nicholson), the award-winning The Island comprises173 apartments and 20 four -bedroom riverside houses. The buildings are finished in modern light brick, and have generous glazed sections and elevations to allow in natural light and capitalise on the spectacular panoramic water views. The buildings have gently curving facades and roof detail, and spacious feature corner balconies. The pedestriansed areas and garden spaces have been thoughtfully designed and exquisitely landscaped.

Apartments and penthouses have been finished to a high specification and include spacious open-plan living areas, floor-to-ceiling windows, and private balconies or terraces. Many also have wood flooring, under-floor heating, air conditioning, and state-of-the art built-in appliances. Residents benefit from a concierge service and secure underground parking. There is also direct access to the nearby cafes and restaurants via a private pedestrian bridge.

“… enjoys views over the River Brent and the Grand Union Canal.”


The Island is located on the riverbank at Brentford, within the London Borough of Hounslow.

Brentford has a good mix of brand stores, eclectic independent shops, cafes, restaurants and gastropubs. There is also a weekly farmers’ market held in the market square. Watermans Arts Centre, located overlooking the Thames, houses a cinema, theatre and arts spaces.

There are also plenty of restaurants to try in Brentford, including Glistening Waters, which overlooks the Thames at Ferry Quays and serves up delicious Caribbean fare with a modern twist. The Weir is an independent gastropub with a large tropical garden and private river lounge overlooking the River Brent.

On-site facilities

  • Concierge service
  • Secure underground parking


Brentford Railway Station has a regular service to Waterloo and there are nearby tube stations at South Ealing and Gunnersbury. Brentford also has easy, direct access to the M4, M3, North Circular, and M40 roads

RiverHomes – Estate Agents The Island – Letting Agents The Island – The Waterside Property Expert

As the largest independent specialist exclusively selling and letting riverside properties in The Island, very few people know this waterfront development like RiverHomes.  Feel free to contact us should you require further information about The Island or would like market advice on a property that you own in this development.

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