LB Brent has issued an OJEU tender for the “comprehensive physical regeneration of the South Kilburn area”. They say they anticipate that this will involve the development of around 1,200 homes for social rent and 1,100 homes for sale, private rent and intermediate tenures.
South Kilburn is one of the most deprived areas of the Borough, is in the top 5 % of the most deprived areas in England and has, since 2001, been designated as a New Deal for Communities (NDC) area, the Government’s flagship area based regeneration strategy.
The Council say that, by the end of the NDC programme in March 2011, South Kilburn will have had £50,000,000 of government grant spent on improvements through socio-economic and community programmes.
The Council has identified two sites for development. The first is located north of Albert Road (180 homes), and the second being Carlton Vale Roundabout and adjoining land (100 homes). The two development sites will provide new accommodation available for decant from existing poor quality housing on the estate. This will create further vacant sites for redevelopment as part of the wider South Kilburn regeneration project.
The tender seeks to find single organisations or consortia interested in acquiring, developing and providing housing management services on on or both of the sites identified.