Wembley Park key worker housing

Lexington flat example showing hall, bathroom and living area

Brent Council’s wholly owned housing company, i4B, has negotiated the purchase of a brand new apartment block in Wembley Park which will provide much-needed affordable accommodation for key workers across the borough and beyond. 

The building is due to open in January, and applications are now open for our 1- and 2-bed apartments for those that are eligible. 

About Wembley Park key worker housing

The apartments 

  • The apartments are situated in the new Lexington Building, Atlantic Crescent, HA9

  • All apartments come with a shower/bath and WC as well as modern appliances including a single electric oven with a dual fan, four burner induction ceramic hob and a built in fridge freezer and dishwasher

  • All flats have access to a private balcony, as well as communal living spaces and gardens 
  • Residents also have access to two podiums with a play area and landscaped area

  • Security – all buildings fitted with access cards controlled secure doors and CCTV in communal areas

  • The block has up to 15 available car parking spaces. These will cost £180 per month and have to be applied for through Quintain. Please note parking spaces are not guaranteed

 

Rent levels

Monthly rent levels will be:

  • £992 for a 1-bed apartment
  • £1,122 for a 2-bed apartment

This includes service charge, but does not include bills such as electricity, broadband or water usage. 

No deposit is required.

Gallery and virtual tours

Virtual tours

Please see the links below to go on a virtual tour of the apartments. These are best opened in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Please note that not all apartments are the same layout or size.

Gallery

Click on the image below to see the slideshow

Wembley Key Worker Housing 

 

Location and local amenities

  • The building is just a 10 minute walk away from both Wembley Park Underground Station and Wembley Stadium Railway Station – arriving at Central London.

  • Situated in the heart of Wembley Park, the Lexington Building is a stone’s throw from Boxpark Wembley and the LDO, which has venues to cater for every taste

  • Wembley Park benefits from a variety of cultural and sporting facilities, including a nine screen cinema, a theatre and gyms

  • There are several supermarkets nearby including Sainsbury’s Local, Lidl, Asda and Wembley Park Market

Floor plans

One bedroom flat floor plan. Please note that not all apartments are the same layout or size.

 Floor plan of 1 bed  flat

 

Two bedroom flat floor plan. Please note that not all apartments are the same layout or size.

 Floor plan of 2 bedroom flat

For more information download the Wembley Park key working housing brochure .


Eligibility criteria

As part of the process, supporting information will need to be submitted to confirm the eligibility of tenants on the below areas. 

Key Worker Status

At least one member of a household must be in a key worker post, and at least one eligible key worker must remain on the tenancy at all times.

The nomination policy, agreed by the Council and the i4B board, identifies two tiers of key worker roles. Tier 1 roles are the key worker roles that are most in demand for recruitment and retention. Tier two roles are key worker roles that are still in demand, but not to the same degree as tier one roles.

Applications from people in Tier 1 roles will be prioritised. However, if you are in a Tier 2 role you should still apply. 

Details of eligible key worker roles are below, the roles are listed in no particular order. 

Tier 1

  • Qualified Social Worker (excluding ASYE)
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Planner
  • Commissioning Employee (Adult Social Care)
  • Surveyor
  • IT Architect
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Specialist IT Engineer
  • Health Visitor
  • Nurses – Bands 5 and 6
  • Midwives at Band 6
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Doctors in the following specialities:
    • Acute Medicine
    • Haematology
    • Pathology
    • Anaesthetics / Critical Care
    • Dermatology
    • Cardiology
    • Care of Elderly
    • Respiratory
    • Medicine

Tier 2

  • Armed Forces
  • Council/Government Staff
  • Fire Officers and Retained Fire Fighters
  • NHS Staff
  • Police Officers
  • Prison Service and Probation Service Staff
  • Social Worker
  • Teachers in schools, further education or sixth form colleges
  • Any other worker agreed in writing by the Council (this will be reviewed yearly to reflect the needs of the Council and the list will be published online) 

Contract Status

The key worker in the household must be employed on a permanent contract or be employed on a fixed term contract where:

  • They are due to remain in employment for a further 6 months from the date the tenancy is due to commence and;
  • The initial term of their contract was at least 12 months. 

Household Income

The Key Worker Housing scheme is designed to provide accommodation to households who may otherwise have difficulties affording to rent in London. Therefore, household income limits have been set. Please note that this is based on household income i.e. the total annual income of all household members over 18, not the key workers annual income.

  •        To be eligible for a one bedroom property household income must not be lower than £29,000 a year and must not exceed £65,000 a year.
  •        To be eligible for a two bedroom property household income must not be lower than £31,000 a year and must not exceed £90,000 a year.

Citizenship

All household members must be either a British or EU/EEA citizen with a Settled Status by December 2020, or have indefinite right to remain in the UK, or have relevant sponsorships/documents/visas to work in the UK for at least one year.

Property Ownership

No household member can own or part own a property. One eligible key worker must remain on the tenancy at all times.

We will  be carrying out landlord and employer referencing checks to ensure the information you have provided is accurate. For more detailed information on the full nominations policy please view the i4b key worker housing allocations policy.


Before applying 

Before starting your application please ensure you have the below documents to hand as you will not be able to complete an application without them. You will need to collect all of the below information for any household members who are over the age of 18:

  • Passport or documents proving an indefinite right to remain in the UK
  • You last 3 months payslip
  • Contract of Employment
  • Contact details for current landlord (if applicable)
  • Birth certificates for children under 18

If you have read all of the above and have the supporting documentation ready, then please 'apply now' to start your application.


Apply now

Please read the above information carefully on the eligibility criteria for the scheme and have the supporting documentation ready before starting your application.  

Apply for key worker housing

 

For further information you can email us: keyworkerhousing@brent.gov.uk

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