TfL and Barratt London have been given the green light to deliver 454 new homes in Wembley, next to Wembley Park London Underground station
The plans for new homes in Wembley include a new flexible retail unit, public realm enhancements and new operational space for TfL.
The proposals will deliver 454 new homes in Wembley, including 40% affordable housing.
The scheme, which covers a 1.6-acre site, has been 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.
The affordable homes will be offered as a combination of intermediate housing, such as shared ownership, and London Affordable Rent.
A sustainable focus
The development also has a focus on sustainability – environmental, economic and social benefits – incorporated throughout.
With green and biodiverse roofs, the planting of new trees and hedges, as well as wildlife-friendly landscaping such as bird boxes and bee bricks included as part of the scheme, the designs aim to positively enhance the local environment.
The development will also use renewable forms of energy through solar panels and air source heat pumps.
The homes have been designed to encourage reduced energy usage –70% of the homes are dual aspect and the remainder have been designed to ensure that they are not north facing.
Delivering hundreds of new homes
Emma Hatch, senior property development manager at TfL, said: “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.
“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.”
Jim Wood, London Operations Managing Director at Barratt London, added: “We are delighted with the London Borough of Brent’s decision to provide resolution to grant planning permission for Wembley Park.
“This is an exciting project for us and we are particularly pleased to be able to deliver such a high percentage of much needed affordable homes for the borough, alongside retail and train crew accommodation.
“It is a great privilege to be delivering this development in partnership with Transport for London, and we are looking forward to starting work onsite for the project in 2021.”