Oriental City to go for planning again?

Oriental_city B&S Property, the client’s agent for the Oriental City development has advised that a revised application will be submitted this year.

The controversial development is due to start on site in June, with all the present tenants moving to alternative trading premises to allow the bulldozers to move in. Brent approved the scheme in 2006 despite adverse tenant reaction.

The £200m scheme comprises demolition of buildings and construction of retail units including replacement of Oriental City, a new B&Q, and a new Furniture Store together with 600-700 residential units consisting of one, two and three bedroom units (22% being affordable homes).

The Sheppard Robson designed project is in 8 blocks rising to 18 storeys above a 5th floor landscaped podium along the Edgware Road. It also includes construction of a nursery and a primary school for 480 children together with a health and fitness studio and over 1000 parking spaces.

Development Securities sold the scheme to Nereus in November last year for £68m. B&S Properties are managing the project on behalf of Nereus.

More on tenant reaction from the BBC.

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