New landmark buildings for Wembley approved

8 April 2016

 

new chesterfieldTwo new residential buildings, which will be the tallest in Wembley, are to replace Chesterfield House in the town centre after Brent Council's planning committee approved the plans on Wednesday 6 April 2016.

 

The 21 and 26 storey towers will provide 239 new homes of which 28 per cent will be affordable as well as new community space, retail and commercial space on the ground floor, and a new public square.

 

The development will also generate nearly £5.5million under the Community Infrastructure Levy, to be spent by the council on local services and infrastructure.

 

The proposals were approved by the committee following an in depth discussion around height and density, the impact on the area and the amount of affordable housing provided. Representations were also heard by the committee.

 

The application was submitted by Hub Group and specialist social impact investor Bridges Ventures.

 

A spokesperson for Brent Council said: "Wembley is our biggest growth area for which we have great ambitions. We are already seeing a large amount of development and investment around the stadium but this approval sets the scene and could be the catalyst for further growth and investment on the high street.

 

"We aim to make Wembley and Brent a better place to live, work and play. As such, we are pleased to see a development come forward which will provide affordable housing, community space, retail uses and a new public square for local people as well as generate over £5million to go towards local community facilities."

 

"The buildings, although tall, are appropriate in this area given that it is one of our key growth areas."

 

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