Timms to open Wembley Works

Stephen_timms Wembley Works, the new gateway to employment which will provide skills training and job opportunities leading to some of the 6,200 leisure, retail and hospitality jobs that will become available in the Wembley City development as it is built over the next two years, is to be opened tomorrow by Stephen Timms.

The Minister of State for Employment and Welfare Reform will open Wembley Works, on the ground floor of Forum House – the first complete building in the Wembley regeneration scheme – on the corner of Wembley Park Drive and Lakeside Way, on Friday August 29.

Wembley Works is delivered through a partnership between the Council’s Brent In2 Work scheme, Quintain Estates & Development plc and the College of North West London, and aided by a capital grant from the European Regional Development Fund which was matched by Quintain.

Cllr Paul Lorber, Leader of Brent Council, says: “Wembley’s regeneration will deliver thousands of new long term jobs for local people. Wembley Works will ensure that residents of West London’s deprived communities are better placed to take advantage of the employment opportunities associated with the regeneration of Wembley, both during the construction phase and beyond.”

Nick Shattock, Deputy Chief Executive of Quintain Estates and Development plc, comments: “We have worked closely with Brent in2 Work and the College of North West London to provide access to the jobs that will be created at Wembley City, as well as the relevant training these roles will require. We have embedded Wembley Works into our very first building to ensure that the employment benefits the scheme will bring can be accessed at the earliest possible opportunity.”

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