Inland gets Master Brewer site

Inland Homes has facilitated the purchase of the former Master Brewer site in Hillingdon, now known as Hillingdon Gateway, on behalf of an investor with whom it has a long-standing relationship.

The six-acre site is allocated for a major residentially-led mixed use scheme which has the capacity for over 400 homes together with commercial space. The site is located next to the junction of Long Lane and Freezeland Way in Hillingdon just in front of the station.

The site has a long planning history, including an approval in 2014 for a 3,500 sqm retail food store, a 70 bed hotel and 125 homes. More recently it received a refusal for 435 residential units and some business space. Meyer Homes, set up to develop a portfolio of sites acquired from Tesco development arm Spenhill, submitted plans (pictured above) in 2017.

Inland will manage the planning process and the ultimate development on behalf of the investor for a management fee and a share of the development profits.

Stephen Wicks, Chief Executive, commented: “This is a high profile opportunity next to Hillingdon station with fast access to London on the Metropolitan line.

“It also adjoins the M40 and thus a highly sustainable location. Although it has a long chequered planning history, Inland has an excellent track record in resolving planning issues and securing viable planning permissions and is confident in achieving it on this site, having already formulated a very focussed strategy to secure an early consent.

“Once consent is secured, Inland expects to negotiate a major Partnership Housing opportunity with a Housing Association or a build to rent operator.”

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