The redevelopment site comprising of Gloucester House & Durham Court forms part of phase 3a of the South Kilburn regeneration programme. The redevelopment site is often referred to as the ‘Gloucester & Durham’ or ‘G&D’.
What has been delivered
Unity Place has delivered a total of 235 outstanding new high-quality homes of mixed sizes.
This is a project with the largest number of affordable homes, compressing a striking mark of 100% Brent social rent for existing residents from South Kilburn. In addition, the scheme has also provided new enhanced public open space, children’s play area, courtyard, landscaping and 92 basement car parking spaces.
The basement of Unity Place is also the place for the future District Energy Network, a communal system that will supply heating and hot water to existing and new buildings in South Kilburn more efficiently and sustainably, reducing carbon emission and improving energy ratings.
The residents who are now living in the new homes have been rehoused from the blocks which are due to be redeveloped in the next few years as part of the later phases of the wider South Kilburn Regeneration Programme.
The scheme has been designed by award winning architects Gort Scott, Alison Brooks, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and their multi-disciplinary design teams. The final design was the result of extensive public consultation throughout the development of the project design consultation with existing residents living within South Kilburn.
Telford Homes Plc, the developer for this scheme, started works on site in September 2017 and completed the works late 2021.
Supporting the community
As part of this project, a varied range of social value and employment initiatives were delivered for local residents. These include school art to display hoarding, SEN Garden project, apprenticeship, training opportunities, and work experience placements.