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Delivery Partner appointed for scheme on land north of Chippenham Gardens in South Kilburn

17 December 2019

Redevelopment of the land north of Chippenham Gardens in South Kilburn has taken a major step forward, with the appointment of Higgins Group Plc as a Delivery Partner that will work with Octavia as housing provider.

The scheme, which comprises 4-26 Stuart Road (even numbers only) and 5-9 Chippenham Gardens, is creating 52 new high quality homes including 22 affordable council homes for existing secure tenants in South Kilburn.

The development, designed by award winning PRP Architects with support from a multi-disciplinary design team, will also create a new public square adjacent to the site, alongside improvements to the highways and landscape offering.

Demolition work on the site will begin in 2020, with the construction period expected to last between 18 and 24 months.

Councillor Shama Tatler, Brent Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Highways and Planning, said: "We are delighted to have appointed Higgins Group Plc, who will partner with Octavia to deliver this scheme. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with residents and the local community, as we take this next step towards making South Kilburn a great place to live for everyone." 

Family-owned Higgins Homes Plc has successfully designed, built and managed a wide portfolio of new build homes across London and the South East. Not-for-profit Octavia are one of the oldest housing associations in England, managing homes for more than 150 years.

The award-winning South Kilburn regeneration, led by Brent Council, is creating 2,400 new high quality homes, of which at least 1,400 will be for existing secure council tenants and households in temporary accommodation. Residents recently voted overwhelmingly in favour of continuing the regeneration of the area, in the biggest resident ballot of its kind in London to date.