Plans for the scheme, designed by Glancy Nicholls Architects, on top of Wembley Central station, include an 86-bedroom Travelodge hotel with a bar/restaurant, 29,000 sq ft of additional retail space, 38 private apartments and an improved entrance to Wembley Central’s tube and train station.
If planning consent for this final phase is granted, the completed Wembley Central development will provide 155,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space. Current tenants include TK Maxx, Peacocks, Bonmarche, Co-operative Food, Iceland and Everything Everywhere.
Earlier phases of the regeneration scheme have delivered a new public square; 23,000 sq ft of modern office space at Ramsey House; Central Apartments, a development of 155 private apartments of which only five are still available; and 85 affordable homes.
Killian Morris, development manager at St. Modwen said: “Since we began work in 2006, we have taken a tired 1960s shopping area and transformed it into a modern, bustling centre, attracting the first new big name retailers to locate in the centre of Wembley in a generation. Our plans to complete the final phase of development, and our recent securing of Travelodge for the proposed hotel, have caught the attention of retailers and leisure operators keen to see their brands represented in a transformed Wembley town centre.”
Subject to planning consent, St. Modwen aims to start construction in the first half of 2012 with the final phase of shops and the new hotel trading by 2013.