Current Wembley regeneration projects
The current regeneration projects led by us. Last updated: September 2018.
Wembley Housing Zone
Wembley Housing Zone was designated by the Mayor of London on 16 March 2015. The designation, supported by substantial highway and public realm improvements, will help to make a significant contribution to the plans for Wembley by unlocking development and accelerating the delivery of housing, including affordable housing. The Wembley Area Action Plan (WAAP) adopted in January 2015, provides the framework for how Wembley should develop until 2030.
The Council are focussing on key sites in Wembley town centre, with the aspiration of better connecting the town centre with the new development ongoing around Wembley Park. The Council is working with residents, businesses and landowners in the town centre to:
- deliver new homes and jobs
- improve the public realm, enhancing the vitality of the High Road
- improve key junctions in Wembley to make it safer for pedestrains and cyclists including redesign of the existing Wembley triangle junction
- enhance the cultural offer and night time economy.
Ujima House and former Copland School site public consultations
There will be public consultation events for the proposed redevelopment of the former Copland School and Ujima House site held on:
- Thursday 4 October 2018 from 4pm to 7.30pm
- Saturday 6 October 2018 from 10am to 2pm
The consultation events will be held in Ujima House, 388 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AR.
Brent Council, Karakusevic Carson Architects and East have been developing ideas for the redevelopment of the sites, including new community facilities, workspace and new homes. We want the local community to come along and meet the architects, hear your views of the High Road and the design proposals to date, ideas for uses for the community spaces and feedback on the new play facilities and public realm improvements.
This will be the first of a series of consultation events throughout the design process.
Please contact Maire Grogan, Principal Regeneration Officer on Maire.Grogan@brent.gov.uk if you have any questions, comments or would like further information on the proposals.
Affordable Artist Studios
The Council have been working with Quintain to secure affordable workspace in Wembley Park. Second Floor Studios and Arts will be managing 26 studios, providing a long term, affordable home for creative entrepreneurs. The Council are contributing funding from the Greater London Authority's (GLA) New Homes Bonus programme to assist with the fit-out costs of the studios.
Wembley Park Drive
In 2017 the Council, in conjunction with the GLA, supported 18 local businesses on Wembley Park Drive with shop front improvements to uplift their exteriors, breathing new life into the local community.
12 local businesses also received business support and have been empowered and inspired to take a fresh look at what they are offering and enhance what they can do for the local community. Businesses have been able to introduce new products, refine their existing offer and upgrade their window displays. They have also developed marketing strategies, including new websites and an effective social media presence, which has been able to help them reach customers from further afield.
Ealing Road Library
A scheme is underway outside Ealing Road Library, funded by the Council and the GLA, which entails removal of the existing car-park to the front of the library which will be resurfaced and transformed into a public realm area. Two modular units are to be installed for co-working/community hub and café usage, with landscaping and the installation of street furniture further aspects of the project.
This scheme will aim to increase footfall and dwell time in the area offering a link between both ends of Ealing Road. This project should be completed by Summer 2018.