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Current projects

As guardians of the waterways, the Canal & River Trust plays an important role in the redevelopment and regeneration of waterside property and land. Our aim is to create thriving waterside communities and we carefully plan the appropriate mix of residential, commercial leisure and mixed-use developments, in response to the location. Please see our current ongoing projects below.

Wharfdale Park – Birmingham

Partners – H2O Urban

The proposed development at Wharfdale Park, off Wharfdale Road Tyseley, will provide high specification build-to-suit warehouse and manufacturing units ranging in size from 20,000 sq. ft. to a maximum of 150,000 sq. ft. available on a leasehold basis.The Trust has demonstrated confidence in the market by bringing forward the Wharfdale Park development, located in the Tyseley Environmental Enterprise District, one of six economic zones in the city. The investment will create many new jobs, improve the environment and benefit local residents with improved noise control and traffic management measures.

Demolition to clear the Wharfdale Park site, which has outline planning consent, began in July 2015 and the first new tenant has been signed up for a 15,000sq.ft. Trade Counter unit to be delivered in 2016. Prospective occupiers of Wharfdale Park may be eligible for grant assistance and Birmingham City Council will provide guidance on funding availability and eligibility criteria.

Harris Lamb and Colliers International have been appointed agents. For more information on the redevelopment visit www.wharfdalepark.com

Bow Wharf – London

Partners – H2O Urban

Bow Wharf is situated at the junction of the Hertford Union and Regents Canal in a conservation area. Our JV company, H2O Urban secured planning consent in 2014 for 34 residential units and a small commercial space.

The scheme consists of three blocks which are separated by the Hertford Union canal but linked by a Grade 2 listed bridge. A new piazza space will be created and the listed bridge refurbished. The design of the new blocks is a modern interpretation of the traditional canal side warehouse and complements the adjoining, existing Bow Wharf site with its traditional canal side architecture.

An SPV was set up between H2O and Rooff Property LLP to undertake the development which will complete in the summer of 2017.

Icknield Port Loop – Birmingham

Partners – Birmingham City Council

The Canal & River Trust together with the Birmingham City Council has worked in collaboration to secure outline planning consent at Icknield Port Loop, a site extending to approximately 43 acres (18 hectares), to the west of Birmingham City Centre. The proposed scheme includes a mixed-use development including up to 1,150 new homes plus retail, employment and leisure uses, non-residential institutions, hotels and community facilities.

The City Council and the Canal & River Trust have instructed real estate advisor Savills to secure a joint venture partner which will help to unlock the development potential of a major regeneration site near Edgbaston Reservoir.

Barry Allen, head of Savills Birmingham, comments: “This is a unique opportunity for a major canal-side regeneration scheme in Birmingham and we are delighted to be working with the landowners to bring it to life.  The focus now is on selecting a strong private sector delivery partner to invest in the development and begin to realise its full potential.”

For more information on the redevelopment visit Birmingham City Council - Icknield Port Loop

Brentford – London

Partners – Waterside Places

Brentford Lock West is a development of stylish apartments and waterside townhouses which span a 6.4-hectare area along the banks of the Grand Union Canal in West London.

The scheme, which started on site in 2012, includes the delivery of 520 new homes and high quality public realm and outdoor spaces including communal courtyards, private roof terraces, gardens and balconies. The first phase of the scheme, which recently won a RIBA National award, is now sold out.  Phase two is on site and will feature 157 new residential properties including four bedroom townhouses and a collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments. The first homes are due to be completed by end of 2017.

Visit the Brentford Lock West website www.brentfordlockwest.co.uk for more details

Marsworth Wharf – Marsworth

Partners – H2O Urban

The Canal & River Trust together with the development partner has secured planning permission for Marsworth Yard, an underused post-war concrete batching plant and waterways depot. The scheme will provide 13 new stunning environmentally-friendly houses together with the sympathetic conversion of the Tringford Pumping Station, which will enhance the area while providing much-needed investment in the canal network and in local staff and boaters’ facilities.   

Stride Treglown have designed a very contemporary design, but using traditional materials, that will create a stunning scheme that compliments the retained historically important workshop building.

For more information on the redevelopment visit: www.marsworthwharf.com


Last date edited: 30 August 2016