The decision has been taken to allow more time for consultation over the proposed design (pictured). Galliford Try has withdrawn the planning application which was submitted in May. A new application will be submitted later in the year.
The initial design proposals were the subject of consultation over several months and had already been amended in response to residents’ feedback.
The council and Galliford Try will use the summer months to hold further consultation activities about the design of the building and the activities that people want to see once it’s complete.
Cllr George Crane, Brent Councillor for Regeneration and Major Projects said: “We want this project to help kick start regeneration for the whole of the Willesden area.
“We are absolutely committed to delivering a top class building for all of the residents in the borough and this is still our intention. But development opportunities like this don’t come along every day and we are quite prepared to delay things if the end result is a better facility for local people.”
See previous coverage.