Two new residential buildings, which will be the tallest in Wembley, are to replace Chesterfield House in the town centre after Brent Council’s planning committee approved plans.
The plans by Hub Group and specialist social impact investor Bridges Ventures will produce 21 and 26 storey towers and will provide 239 new homes of which 28 per cent will be affordable as well as new community space, retail and commercial space on the ground floor, and a new public square.
The proposals were approved, say the council, following an in depth discussion around height and density, the impact on the area and the amount of affordable housing provided.
A spokesperson for Brent Council said: “Wembley is our biggest growth area for which we have great ambitions. We are already seeing a large amount of development and investment around the stadium but this approval sets the scene and could be the catalyst for further growth and investment on the high street.
“We aim to make Wembley and Brent a better place to live, work and play. As such, we are pleased to see a development come forward which will provide affordable housing, community space, retail uses and a new public square for local people as well as generate over £5million to go towards local community facilities.”
“The buildings, although tall, are appropriate in this area given that it is one of our key growth areas.”