Plans for a new state-of-the art adult education centre building, affordable workspace and new council homes at London Affordable rent have been given the green light.
Brent Council’s Planning Committee met last night to consider the proposal to develop the site at 1 Morland Gardens to replace it with a new building which would provide a modern purpose-built home for Brent’s adult education service.
65 new council homes will also be provided which will be made available at London Affordable Rent, 21 of which will be family-sized homes, including a number of 4-bed and 5-bed homes.
Cllr Amer Agha, Cabinet Member for Schools, Employment & Skills said:
“Given how covid-19 has disproportionately affected Brent, both by case numbers and in its economic impact, this kind of new educational facility and the affordable workspace which will be provided, has never been needed more and so I’m very pleased that the committee voted in favour of the plans.
“While it means replacing the Victorian-era building, the benefits of the scheme are far greater and will have a tangible impact on the lives of our residents for generations to come.
“Scores of households will have an affordable place to call home, local entrepreneurs will have affordable workspace to start-up their businesses and the new purpose built adult education facility will help Brent Start to do even more in providing new skills and qualifications for our residents, helping them to be more competitive in the job market and progress their careers.”