16. Gurnell to Greenford Greenway & River Improvements

Themes: Reducing Pollution; Making Rivers More Natural; Tackling Invasive Non-native Species; Access and Recreation


  • By 2027, it will have a ‘good’ ability to support wildlife
  • Transforming up to 10 kilometres of heavily modified river to a more natural condition by 2021
  • Creating or improving 12 miles of riverside access for walking, cycling and the disabled throughout the catchment

Project description

This integrated green infrastructure and river restoration project will transform the Brent River Walk where it meets the Capital Ring Route between Gurnell Park and Greenford town centre, including the lower reach of the Costons Brook in Perivale Park. New aquatic passes at the Costons Lane Gauging Weir will open access for fish and eels to almost 5km of semi-natural river channel.

With support from the GLA Green Capital Grant, Ealing Council working in partnership with Thames21, the Environment Agency and the Zoological Society of London, will deliver improvements for wildlife and people providing better access to nature, exciting outdoor learning opportunities and enhanced recreational facilities for local communities and visitors alike.

For more information follow this link to BRCS Brent River Park News.

Grid reference: TQ15448246
Project lead: London Borough of Ealing

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.