Construction is due to start on 235 new homes in South Kilburn, in a partnership between Brent Council and 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 235 new homes of which 133 will be available for market sale and 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 was masterplanner and lead architect working with Alison Brooks Architects, Gort Scott Architects and Grant Associates. The development was shortlisted for a prestigious Housing Design Award 2017. 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.
The works will be completed in 2021.
Cllr Shama Tatler, Lead Member for Regeneration, Growth, Employment and Skills said: “We are really excited about starting work on this new development with our partners, Telford Homes. We have worked closely with the local community and will deliver open spaces, a new play area and create more jobs in the area, making Brent a place where people want to live and work. It’s a great development and will provide much needed homes, and contribute towards our goal of delivering 2,400 new homes in South Kilburn.”
James Gaffney, Operations Director of Telford Homes said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the London Borough of Brent for the redevelopment of Gloucester House and Durham Court. We are rapidly moving forward with the demolition works and next month will start construction of this important scheme in the regeneration of South Kilburn.”