With Brent Council’s massive South Kilburn Regeneration programme at its half way mark, progress continues.
At the anticipated completion in 2029, the programme will have provided around 2,400 new homes, of which 50 per cent are affordable, as well as a new health centre, retail space, a new school for primary age provision, a district energy scheme, a larger park and improvements to public spaces.
At 1-8 Neville House,1-64 Winterleys,113-128 Carlton House and Carlton Hall Brent have chosen Pollard Thomas Edwards as architects to design the scheme and put it in for planning permission in winter 2018/19. If approved this will see approximately 260 new homes built and an enhanced and improved public realm.
At Chippenham Gardens/Stuart Road Brent aim to start demolition of the blocks in late 2018 to early 2019 to provide 52 new homes while the adopted highway adjacent to it will be improved to form an new public square.
At the Queens Park/Cullen House/Falcon Pub/Keniston press sites, Brent are working with their partner, Londonewcastle. Demolition work on some of the site has already started. This scheme will provide 137 new homes, new offices for Transport for London, new retail space and parking.
At Gloucester and Durham Court the concrete tower block and low rise blocks have been demolished and work is being carried out by Telford Homes. 235 new homes will be provided on the site with the first completions expected in 2020.
At Peel Precinct, Countryside has been chosen as the development partner along with Home Group, to work on this scheme which will see the Peel site flats and maisonettes, shops and temporary studio site replaced. This is due to include 308 new homes, a health centre, gym and new shops.
The Granville Centre reopened a couple of months ago offering community space, venue hire and space for new start-up businesses. In the long-term, the site will be redeveloped, but the current facilities will be included in any plans brought forward.
At Hereford & Exeter the concrete block and low rise blocks are earmarked for redevelopment to provide approximately 200 new homes, new retail space and a new park. Karakusevic Carson Architects are working on the proposals and consulting residents and stakeholders, with a planning application expected to be submitted later this year.