Brent appoints Chippenham Gardens partner

Redevelopment of the land north of Chippenham Gardens in South Kilburn has taken a major step forward, with the appointment of Higgins Group as a delivery partner that will work with Octavia as housing provider.

The scheme, which comprises 4-26 Stuart Road (even numbers only) and 5-9 Chippenham Gardens, will create 52 new homes including 22 affordable council homes. The development, designed by award winning PRP Architects with support from a multi-disciplinary design team, will also create a new public square adjacent to the site, alongside improvements to the highways and landscape offering.

Demolition work on the site will begin in 2020, with the construction period expected to last between 18 and 24 months.

Councillor Shama Tatler, Brent Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Highways and Planning, said: “We are delighted to have appointed Higgins Group Plc, who will partner with Octavia to deliver this scheme. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with residents and the local community, as we take this next step towards making South Kilburn a great place to live for everyone.”

Will Higgins, Land Director, Higgins Homes, said: “Higgins Homes are delighted to be working alongside Brent and Octavia on this latest stage of the South Kilburn regeneration programme to provide high quality new homes and community investment to the area.”

David Woods, Development Director at Octavia, said: “We are very pleased to be the housing provider for the Chippenham Road scheme that will enable people on low incomes to stay living close to where they work or have long standing social ties in London. The 22 affordable, high-quality homes, combined with the other community improvements scheduled, will provide a fantastic opportunity to continue the regeneration of Kilburn into a vibrant community location.”

The award-winning South Kilburn regeneration, led by Brent Council, is creating 2,400 new high quality homes, of which at least 1,400 will be for existing secure council tenants and households in temporary accommodation. Residents recently voted overwhelmingly in favour of continuing the regeneration of the area, in the biggest resident ballot of its kind in London to date.

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