Brunel Estate, Paddington, W2
Named after Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Brunel estate is one of two large estates that make up the Westbourne Park village in Paddington. Brunel Estates proximity to Hyde Park means that one of London’s greatest green spaces is only a short walk away, and the annual celebrations of the world-famous Notting Hill Carnival also pass close by in Westbourne Grove.
There is also a range of local amenities including several supermarkets and the Whiteley’s shopping centre, which sports a range of retail stores, cafes and an Odeon cinema. Restaurants offering a wide variety of cuisines are a short walk away in neighbouring Bayswater and Notting Hill, and approximately 200 takeaways are within reach of the estate.
Property in the Estate
Brunel Estate was constructed during the 1970s; the development consists of 467 properties divided into 17 buildings. The buildings are spread out over Great Western Road and Westbourne Park Road. The buildings vary in size and have access from street level. There is also parking in Brunel Estate and growing plants/ flowers is encouraged in the estate to promote green areas.
Brunel Estate benefits from access to two local primary schools, two secondary schools in the Westminster and Paddington Academies, and the Brunel Family Centre and Day Nursery, as well as a local playground so is very child friendly or excellent for young couples looking to start a family.
Brunel Estate benefits from fantastic transport links – the nearby Paddington Station provides National Rail services, while the Westbourne and Royal Oak tube stations offer Circle and Hammersmith & City line services within walking distance of the estate. Brunel Estate is very well served by its proximity to the A40, allowing easy access to other London Boroughs as well as the M40 and M25 motorways. Parking permits and garages are available to residents.