Network Homes has secured planning permission for 158 affordable homes near Central Middlesex Hospital in Park Royal.
The decision by Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) means surplus NHS land will be transformed into a mixture of one, two and three bedroom apartments and three bedroom maisonettes. Nearly a quarter of the new homes will be for London Affordable Rent with the remainder being for shared ownership.
The development will be connected to Network’s existing Luma development, which houses many NHS staff, creating a large communal garden for all residents to enjoy. The historic former refectory, which once part of a Victorian workhouse, will be retained as a commercial space.
The scheme sits within the Old Oak and Park Royal Opportunity Area, where, through regeneration, 25,000 new homes are planned.
David Gooch, Network Homes Executive Director for Development, said: “We’re really pleased to have secured planning permission for this exciting new scheme. It will provide much needed affordable homes to the area as well create a lovely green space and employment opportunities for both new and existing residents.”
Mark Trumper, Director of Estates and Facilities from London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “We’re really pleased this scheme near Central Middlesex Hospital has been approved and excited to see the development of affordable homes, improving the health and wellbeing of local residents and as a positive contribution to the developing local area.”
Jerry van Veldhuizen, Architect at Haworth Tompkins said: “Collaborating with Network Homes has provided a wonderful opportunity to design much needed affordable homes within the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Area. This ambitious project will create a community in a new setting that builds on and that enhances the setting of the existing residential buildings, introduces a new landscaped public courtyard and retains the Old Refectory building.”