|The proposed 6-18 storey buildings|
|The proposed new build|
|Ariel view of the site|
The proposed blocks range from 6 to 18 storeys and claim a mix of 156 'affordable' and shared ownership properties. 'Affordable' as usual is not defined.
At ground floor level a mix of retail, commercial and community uses is proposed but the overall aim is to have retail connecting the retail and restaurants of Wembley High Road with Wembley Park Boulevard. One of the buildings will host offices for Chiltern Railways staff.
Along with the new two tower development on the site of the former Mahatma Gandhi House the development will face the 2 -3 storey buildings on the other side of Wembley Hill Road. Some mitigation is proposed where the SW07 building overlooks properties on Juniper Close.
Full Officers' Report HERE
Postscript from local historian Philip Grant
They say that history repeats itself - there was ground floor retail development near the station (then Wembley Hill, on the Great Central Railway) soon after it opened in 1906, but the scale then was on a more human level - see postcard picture below.
|Wembley Hill Station 1908|