New vision for Northwick Park

Brent Council is working with London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, Network Homes and the University of Westminster to explore ideas to redevelop the land around Northwick Park Hospital.

An initial feasibility study has shown that the area could provide new teaching spaces for the university hospital and the University of Westminster, as well as new homes including some for healthcare workers and students.

The study also suggests improvements to hospital services and facilities, infrastructure improvements, upgrades to Northwick Park station, and local shopping facilities and improved sports facilities.

The green space is classed as Metropolitan Open Land which means it is protected under the Mayor of London’s planning guidelines.

Northwick Park was last week awarded £9.9million from the Housing Infrastructure Fund to start early works to improve local transport links and infrastructure.

Cllr Margaret McLennan, Brent Council Deputy Leader, says: “We are at the beginning of an exciting and ambitious project which could deliver real benefits around Northwick Park. The major landowners, including the council, are set to work together to further explore ways to develop the site in a comprehensive way rather than each organisation working in isolation.

“Our collective vision is to secure Northwick Park’s future by delivering a first class, modernised university hospital, improved transport links, more good quality affordable homes and jobs for local people.”

Brent Council’s Cabinet is set to discuss an updated ‘memorandum of understanding’, at its meeting in February 2018. If agreed, the next step will involve further detailed technical studies of the area before a draft planning brief is prepared.

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