Pupils plant time capsule in South Kilburn

23 March 2016

Forward thinking pupils from Kilburn planted their very own time capsule in the Queens Park Place development site off Albert Road in South Kilburn last week (Thursday 17 March 2016).


The children collected drawings and messages from their classmates at Carlton Vale Primary School depicting what they imagined South Kilburn to look like in 25 years time and placed them in the time capsule.


The time capsule will not be opened until 2041 after the area will have undergone a massive transformation following our extensive regeneration programme which is currently underway.


The South Kilburn Regeneration Programme is an ambitious construction scheme which will create a vibrant community that stands the test of time through the development of 2,400 new homes, half of which will be made available to existing secure tenants.


The regeneration will also deliver new improved open spaces such as Woodhouse Urban Park, new shops, new health facilities and a new school.


The Queens Park Place development, where the time capsule was planted, will deliver 144 new high quality homes of which 28 will be affordable, along with basement parking, a brand new Marks & Spencer, and associated landscaping.


Councillor Margaret McLennan, Lead Member for Housing and Development at Brent Council said: "It was great to see the children so engaged and excited about the transformational changes that are happening all around them.


"The aim of the regeneration programme is to make the area a better place to live and I hope that in twenty five years time we will see that has happened."


"The Queens Park Place development is a great example of the kind of quality living environment that we want to create here and I was impressed by the progress being made on site. Attracting a well respected major retailer such as Marks & Spencer to the area is testimony to the success of the regeneration programme."