Transport for London (TfL) and Barratt London have been granted planning permission for 450-homes in Wembley.
Editorial Team | 2nd December, 2020
Working together a part of a joint venture TfL and Barratt London have been given the green light by Brent Council to bring forward their new development by Wembley Park London Underground station.
The proposals offers to deliver 454 new homes, including 40% affordable housing, a retail unit, improvements to the public realm, which will help to transform the local area, and new operational space for TfL. The scheme, which will cover a 1.6-acre site, will be designed by TateHindle architects and will be delivered across five buildings.
The new homes will be a mixture of studio, one, two and three-bedroom properties, suited to all types of households, including first time buyers, families and downsizers.
The affordable homes will be offered as a combination of intermediate housing, such as shared ownership, and London Affordable Rent.
The development also has a focus on sustainability - environmental, economic and social benefits - incorporated throughout. For example, with the exception of blue badge parking, the scheme will be car-free for residents, helping to improve air quality in the capital in line with the Mayor's Transport Strategy.
The location of the development, next to Wembley Park station, enables new residents to easily use sustainable modes of transport, as it is serviced by both the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines as well as a number of bus routes. The provision of cycle parking within the development will also encourage residents to saddle up when making journeys.
"We are thrilled to get the go-ahead for our development at Wembley, which will deliver hundreds of new homes as well as a new retail opportunity and improvements for the local community" said Emma Hatch Senior Property Development Manager at TfL. 'This is the second project with Barratt London and builds on our track record for delivering much-needed new homes in the capital. Our first homes at Blackhorse View in Waltham Forest started selling earlier this year, showing our developments have been designed thoughtfully with both the community and residents in mind.'