|Brent House last week|
Locals have noticed some work going on at Brent House, High Road, Wembley, recently. The office blocks were sold to Henley Homes by Brent Council for around £10 million in 2014 LINK
Yesterday Henley Homes announced that they had completed sale of the site, to include construction of 248 apartments and c6,000 square feet of retail space, to Genesis Housing. 30% of the apartments will be 'affordable' (up to 80% of market rents?)
Construction will be by Reis Construct, the construction arm of Henley Homes.
The blocks will be 7-10 storeys high, considerably lower than other recent planning applications in the area. There will be further development of the High Road to the north on the Ark Elvin High School frontage as well as the rebuild of the secondary school itself and the extension of Elsley Primary School currently under way.
|The new blocks with Ark Elvin (formerly Copland) High Schoolon the right|
More details on the architect's website HERE
Demolition and build will start in the new year.
Jeremy Stibbe, Genesis Housing Association Executive Director of Assets and Investment said:
We’re delighted that works for this exciting project will soon be getting underway and look forward to working closely with Henley Homes as the plans take shape.
The new properties built at Brent House will play a key role in helping Genesis deliver on our ambitions to invest in 1,000 homes a year. Genesis is the largest housing association landlord in Brent so we will be channelling this experience into creating a vibrant new mixed tenure community delivering affordability and opportunity for customers at the heart of the borough.