Monday 5 June 2023

Cranes in place as towers set to rise on the Alperton Bus garage site

The Carey/Telford Homes buiding ste at the junction of Ealing Road and Bridgewater Road

The eventual height of the three towers to be built on the former Alperton bus garage site is evident from the height of the cranes as seen today.

The towers are 28, 25 and 21 storeys high and will dwarf Alperton Station and Alperton High School and will throw considerable shade.  The station and school can just be seen in the bottom right corner of this image, The blue outlines show the original height proposal that was reduced. Often developers take the likely demand for reduction from residents into account when they make their original proposal so it appears that they are taking note of residents views when they knock a couple of storeys off.


Ealing Road from the station to Bridgewater Road will be a canyon with high rise on either side and more high rises are planned for further up Bridgewater Road, The former 'Pleasure Boat' pub opposite is currently boarded  up awaiting redevelopment.


Brent Council  has agreed to spend around £48m of borrowed money to buy 155 leasehold flats in block 'C' from an unidentified “Asset Special Purpose Vehicle”. See Philip Grant's article HERE .



Anonymous said...

The construction of towering buildings on the Alperton bus garage site exemplifies the relentless pursuit of profit at the expense of the working class and the community. These towering structures, with their 28, 25, and 21 storeys, not only dominate the skyline but also cast a significant shadow over Alperton Station and Alperton High School. This imposition of towering structures not only disregards the aesthetic harmony of the area but also exacerbates the problem of limited sunlight, which has adverse effects on the well-being and quality of life of residents.

It is essential to recognise that developers often make token concessions by reducing a couple of storeys from their original proposals, seemingly considering the concerns of residents. However, such gestures do not address the fundamental issues inherent in capitalist development. The reduction in height is a mere illusion of democratic decision-making, serving as a smokescreen to hide the profit-driven motives behind these projects.

What is particularly alarming is that Brent Council, entrusted with safeguarding the interests of the community, is willing to spend a staggering £48 million of borrowed funds to purchase 155 leasehold flats in block 'C' from an undisclosed "Asset Special Purpose Vehicle." This act only further entrenches the profit-driven agenda, as public funds are diverted to perpetuate the cycle of speculative investments, leaving the working class burdened with debt while developers and property investors reap the benefits.

This situation exposes the inherent contradictions of a capitalist system that prioritises the interests of the bourgeoisie and disregards the needs and well-being of the working class. The construction of these towering structures and the council's questionable financial decisions reflect a broader trend of capitalist urbanisation, where profit is prioritised over community welfare and the democratic voice of the people.

Anonymous said...

Let's hope Our Council Tax doesn't go up because if this🙄😒

Anonymous said...

It will go up because of all the blocks of student accommodation being built that don’t contribute - the students don’t pay Council tax and the building owners don’t need to pay it either - yet they will all be using our vital local services which are already under huge pressure.

meanwhile people on the local housing waiting lists miss out on homes in their own local area.