The civic quarter of the South Kilburn masterplan regeneration programme, Peel Place, has been given the go-ahead at Brent Council’s first virtual planning committee
Peel Place plans
As part of the civic quarter, residents will also have access to a new health centre, community hub, affordable gym, affordable workspace, other retail and commercial uses, a market square, and significant public realm, landscaping, greening and future connection to the emerging district heating network.
As part of the development, Countryside, Home Group and Brent Council will focus on providing attractive green spaces and introduce tree-lined avenues and planting throughout the public space, ensuring it works in harmony with the nearby Kilburn Park, while improving the ecological and biodiversity credentials of the site.
Located within walking distance of the bustling Carlton Vale area and a short walk from Queen’s Park and Kilburn Park stations, the first wave of new homes is expected to be ready in Q3 2021.
The first phase of the Peel Place scheme, which prioritised the delivery of 38 affordable homes on the site, was previously approved by the council and construction started in December 2019.
Child Graddon Lewis is the architect for the scheme.
Andy Fancy, managing director, partnerships North & South London at Countryside, said: “Gaining planning permission for the entire Peel Place scheme is testament to the meticulous work we have done together with Home Group and Brent Council to shape a vision for what’s set to become a thriving new community in the capital.
“Having delivered tenure-blind regeneration schemes across the capital for over three decades, the carefully designed homes, community facilities and public amenities will serve the needs and aspirations of local residents, ensuring we have a closely-knit neighbourhood set for the future.
Adding to North London
Joe Cook, executive director of development at Home Group, commented: “We’re very pleased indeed to have received approval for what promises to be an excellent regeneration scheme, which will add so much to this North London community.
“Like Countryside, who we work with closely, we have a wealth of experience in delivering successful regeneration schemes in the capital.
WWe are very much looking forward to working with Countryside, Brent Council and the South Kilburn community to deliver homes and amenities that will invigorate and re-energise the community.”
Alice Lester, operational director regeneration growth and employment at Brent Council, added: “We are delighted to be working with Countryside to deliver this scheme which will benefit residents on the estate by providing new homes and supporting facilities.
“I’m looking forward to the time when I can enjoy a stroll around the new square.”