The construction of 236 new homes in South Kilburn is one step closer after Brent Council agreed to award and enter into a Development and Sale Agreement with Telford Homes Plc.
The redevelopment of the Gloucester House and Durham Court site, which forms part of the regeneration of South Kilburn, includes the demolition of 209 residential units and garages and the creation of 236 new homes of which 134 will be available for market sale, with 10 of these proposed to be shared equity, and the remaining 102 for affordable social rent through Notting Hill Housing Group. There will also be a basement car park providing 91 spaces; relocation and improvement of the public open space and play area at the north of the Site; and space for the South Kilburn District Energy Centre.
Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios is masterplanner and lead architect working with Alison Brooks Architects, Gort Scott Architects and Grant Associates. The development, which is shortlisted for a prestigious Housing Design Award 2017, has detailed planning permission. Buildings range from four to eight storeys high.
A series of connected private communal and public gardens will create a green sequence of spaces. Improvements will also be made to the public realm opposite St Augustine’s Church including a new play space. New jobs will be created and there will be local supply chain opportunities.
Telford Homes intends to start on site by September 2017 with completion in 2021.
Amar Dave, Strategic Director Regeneration and Environment, Brent Council said: “We’re serious about making this borough an amazing place to live and are working hard to build the homes that people need. The partnership with Telford Homes brings us one step closer to delivering our target of 2,400 new homes in South Kilburn.”
Jon Di-Stefano, Chief Executive of Telford Homes, commented: “We are delighted to have been selected as the preferred partner of the London Borough of Brent for the redevelopment of Gloucester House and Durham Court. South Kilburn is undergoing major regeneration and our involvement represents the start of an exciting new relationship with Brent and our first development in the Borough. We look forward to exchanging contracts in the near future and commencing work on site later this year.”