Quintain have signed a contract with Sisk to build over 700 new Build to Rent homes in the £211m Canada Gardens scheme.
Canada Gardens will provide 743 new Build to Rent homes across seven buildings including over 300 family sized homes. It is Sisk’s ninth project at Wembley Park in 12 years of working on the scheme.
Canada Gardens is Quintain’s latest scheme at Wembley Park and is entirely designed and purpose built for rent. Of the 743 new homes delivered, 303 of these will be London Housing Bank equivalent units and will be rented at no more than 80% of market value, including service charges, which, say the developer, is consistent with the London Plan thresholds for intermediate affordable housing.
These new homes – which will all be managed by Quintain’s build to rent business, Tipi – should widen Wembley Park’s family appeal with over 300 of the homes provided as two and three bed units. Shared facilities include a podium level play area and a new park with a number of activities for children. THere will also be a special dog walking area and pet garden.
Reidents will have use of a shared roof terrace and club house, BBQ area, allotments and a one acre podium garden. Access to all the homes will provided via a super lobby which will also be home to a new centralised Tipi HQ and marketing suite.
SIsk have previously the 475 home Emerald Garden development, London Designer Outlet, the Hilton London Wembley Hotel and the reconfiguration and refurbishment of the Grade 2 listed Wembley Arena now the SSE Arena, all at Wembley Park.
Angus Dodd, Chief Executive of Quintain commented: “The Canada Gardens development will be a fantastic new collection of purpose built rental homes which will appeal to families, couples, sharers and single people both young and old, demonstrating that Wembley Park really is a place for everyone.”
Stephen Bowcott, CEO of John Sisk & Son said: “At Sisk we are very proud to celebrate another milestone in the important relationship between ourselves and Quintain, who are an immensely valued client for us. We have used our previous experience over the last 12 years working with the design teams to drive efficiencies in to the project. We always look to add value to the design process with our early input and we will continue to work closely with Quintain as our trusted partner on this latest phase of the development at Wembley Park.
“Our recent “Pride of Brent” Award recognised that we are contributing to the local community by employing 40% of local labour on site. We are delighted to give back to the local economy in this, and many other ways, with our joint engagement programmes.”
Construction on Canada Gardens is due to complete in 2020.