Category Archives: Brent

New focus for Old Oak and Park Royal regeneration

The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) has set out a revised approach to deliver the proposed tens of thousands of new homes and jobs through collaboration with major public sector landowners. The regeneration of Old Oak, Park … Continue reading

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Fullers signs for Wembley Park pub

West London based pubs and hotels business, Fuller, Smith & Turner, has signed up to open a brand-new pub and restaurant in the heart of Wembley Park. The 8,200 sq ft venue on Wembley Park Boulevard will deliver a multi-functional, … Continue reading

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Redbourne win Queensbury consent

Redbourne have won permission to redevelop the site of the Queensbury Pub in Willesden Green. Their plans, approved on appeal, will deliver 48 new homes in a single block on the site on Walm Lane, very close to Willesden Green … Continue reading

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Investing in Creativity

The Investing in Creativity session at the Capital West London Growth Summit discussed the value of investing in places designed for the creative industries – which provide nearly four in ten of West London’s jobs. A key question that came … Continue reading

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Quintain appoints James Saunders to succeed Angus Dodd as CEO

Quintain has appointed James Saunders as Chief Executive Officer effective October 21st, 2019, succeeding Angus Dodd, who is stepping down after serving as CEO since June 2016 Under Angus’ leadership, the momentum at their Wembley Park regeneration scheme has been … Continue reading

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Josh McNorton appointed as new Cultural Director of Wembley Park Arts

Quintain, the developer behind the transformation of Wembley Park, has appointed Josh McNorton in the new role of Cultural Director. McNorton will lead the establishment of Wembley Park Arts, a new cultural programme for Wembley Park that ensures leadership across … Continue reading

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New Assistant Chief Executive appointed at Brent Council

A new Assistant Chief Executive has been appointed at Brent Council, Shazia Hussain, currently at Tower Hamlets Council, was appointed by the all-party panel in September and is due to formally join Brent from January 2020. Reporting directly to the … Continue reading

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Work begins on 149 new council homes in Harlesden

Brent Council and Wates Residential have broken ground on a development of 149 new council homes in Harlesden. The homes at Knowles House will be used as temporary accommodation for households waiting to be rehoused permanently by the Council and … Continue reading

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Brent wins record number at London in Bloom

Fryent Country Park, Roe Green’s Walled Garden and Mapesbury Dell are among the Brent Council green spaces that took home gold at this year’s London in Bloom Awards. Brent scooped 11 awards, setting a new record for the borough. London … Continue reading

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Brent in top ten logistics hotspot

Brent has been identified as one of the top ten ‘last mile’ logistics hotspots in the UK. The ‘hub and spoke’ delivery model remains popular as the West London boroughs, including Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith and Fulham and Barnet, all feature … Continue reading

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Pubs increase in West London

Recent figures show the number of pubs in West London boroughs have increased and applications for licensed premises are on the rise. The growth in pub numbers contrasts the reported national decline and the trend for an increase in licensed … Continue reading

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Bridge Park progress

Brent Council have won a round in a legal battle over their Bridge Park regeneration plans. The High Court has confirmed that Stonebridge Community Trust’s (HPCC) claim that the Bridge Park Leisure Centre land is held as a charitable trust … Continue reading

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Diageo move opens up Park Royal opportunity

Diageo is to move its headquarters in to Soho Square, opening up their First Central building – known as 7HQ – as a significant landmark office opportunity. In recent years, Diageo’s use of the building had become less intensive – … Continue reading

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United Colleges agree move

A deal has been finalised to allow United Colleges – the result of the merger of the College of North West London and City of Westminster College – to move to a new Wembley campus. United Colleges will sell its … Continue reading

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Wembley sprouts new market

Wembley Park Market, a new independent shopping destination, has opened, bringing together a community of independent and local merchants and makers, from fashion and food to homeware and wellness. Eco-friendly products and design are a focus for a number of … Continue reading

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St George launches Alperton development

St George have launched the first phase of their Grand Union development, on the Alperton canalside. The 22 acre former industrial site near the Ace Café will ultimately provide 3030 homes. The first phase – Unison House, will complete in … Continue reading

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M&E work starts on final phase of Wembley Park Eastern Quarter

Briggs and Forrester’s Living team are to start the building services work contract on the latest phase of Quintain’s Wembley Park development, plot E05, in the Eastern Quarter. E05 is part of Quintain’s ongoing 85-acre Wembley Park project, which will … Continue reading

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St Raphael’s residents help appoint architect to work up options

Residents living on the St Raphael’s Estate, which straddles Neasden and Stonebridge, have helped appoint Karakusevic Carson Architects to develop options for the future of their estate. More than 70 residents attended an event where they interviewed two practices bidding … Continue reading

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West London in for Pineapples

Wembley Park and TV Centre are both on the shortlist for awards at the first Festival of Place – The Pineapples. The awards aim to celebrate the best places in the UK, urban developments that thrive, where people want to … Continue reading

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Carlton & Granville make NLA shortlist

Improvements to a “treasured community resource” in South Kilburn have been shortlisted for three architecture prizes, at the prestigious New London Awards 2019. The redevelopment of The Granville, which was completed in April 2018, was shortlisted for the Community Prize … Continue reading

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