Redevelopment of Peel gets underway in South Kilburn
5 December 2019
The redevelopment of Peel, at the heart of the award-winning regeneration of South Kilburn, is now underway.
The start of works by Countryside, one of the UK’s leading home builders, Home Group, one of the biggest housing associations in the UK, and Brent Council is now in motion to deliver 308 new homes and a variety of new community amenities, helping to transform the area.
The development will include apartments and family homes for existing council tenants and households in temporary accommodation, alongside homes for shared ownership and private sale.
The extensive new facilities, designed to benefit the existing community and people new to the area, will include a market square, a health centre, which will accommodate local GP practices, retail units and a community hub.
The first new homes are expected to be ready 2021, with the scheme completed in 2025.
Alice Lester, Operational Director Regeneration Growth and Employment at Brent Council, said: “We are delighted to mark the beginning of works at Peel, in the heart of South Kilburn. The development will create much needed new, high quality council housing, helping to ease the shortage of affordable housing in the area, alongside shared ownership and private sale homes, jobs and state-of-the-art facilities, including a health centre and community/enterprise space.
“In the recent resident ballot in South Kilburn, residents told us that they overwhelmingly support our plans to continue to rebuild the neighbourhood. We look forward to continuing to work with the community, Countryside and Home Group as we take the next step towards making South Kilburn a great place to live, work, develop, and socialise for everyone.”
The South Kilburn programme is transforming the area by creating 2,400 new high quality homes, of which at least 1,400 will be for existing South Kilburn council tenants and households in temporary accommodation.