Double win for Brent at NHA

electric-houseTwo projects in Brent have won National Housing Awards- Spring at Stonebridge Park, and Electric House in Willesden Green.

The awards are organised by the National Housing Federation and celebrate excellence in affordable housing.

Best Large Development went to The Hyde Group for Spring at Stonebridge Park, in the London Borough of Brent.  Spring is set at the heart of Stonebridge Park, a £225 million regeneration project in Harlesden.  The former run-down 1960’s Stonebridge estate has been demolished and replaced with new, traditional high quality homes, improved public open spaces and community facilities, all wrapped round a central, communal canal-side garden.  Adding to the accolades, Spring at Stonebridge Park also won a commendation for the Best Regeneration Project Award.

Electric House in Willesden Green (pictured) won the Best Small Development Award for Network Homes.  This is a distinctive collection of 25 apartments within an Art Deco style building.  The scheme has been valuable in meeting local housing needs and only consists of affordable properties (5 for affordable rent, 20 for shared ownership).   This former locally listed 1930’s building which had fallen into disrepair, was sensitively redeveloped to provide high quality, spacious apartments with both communal and private outdoor space.

Councillor Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council said: “We’re very happy that projects in Brent won these prestigious awards for excellence in affordable housing.  As a council, we strive to provide as many high quality, affordable homes as possible, by working closely with developers, and providing full planning support throughout the development process.  We’re pleased that this work has played a part in helping these projects gain recognition for excellence.

“Congratulations to The Hyde Group and Network Homes on the distinctions they’ve achieved!”

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