Brent Council has held an official ground breaking ceremony at the former Keniston Works site in South Kilburn, where they are building 137 homes.
The project on Claremont Road will deliver the homes alongside 1270 square metres of commercial space, 959 square metres of office space and a new signalled junction at Kilburn Lane.
Keniston Press, a former printworks, will be demolished by Brent based contractor Scudder Demolition (part of the Careys Group), in advance of the wider award winning Queens Park/Cullen House Project, due to come forward for redevelopment this year.
Councillor Shama Tatler, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Growth, Employment and Skills said: “Today in Brent we are starting the long awaited regeneration of Keniston Press to create another fantastic space for our residents. The development of the site has been deferred since 2012 when HS2 safeguarded the site for a vent shaft. The relocation of the vent shaft means the development will now advance, marking an important milestone for the South Kilburn Regeneration Programme, the community of South Kilburn and the London Borough of Brent. We are delighted to have local Brent contractor Careys Plc by our side on this ground-breaking day.”