Network Housing Group has announced that work on its new Brook Avenue development in Wembley Park will begin this summer which will create another 111 new homes in the area.
The development, which will include a nature-friendly woodland area for residents, will be managed by Network Stadium Housing Association, part of the Network Housing Group.
A selection of homes and tenures will be available on the former car park site, including one, two and three-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom houses and will consist of shared ownership, affordable rent and homes available for sale on the private market. All properties will be built to the code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.
The land was purchased on the open market from Transport for London, part of the Greater London Authority.
Network Housing Group’s Business Development Director, Jeremy Stibbe, said: “Brent has an overwhelming need for new affordable homes so I’m delighted that we have been given the go ahead to push forward with this development on Brook Avenue.
“The homes are well-designed and sustainable and will make a very positive contribution to the regeneration of the Wembley Park area.”
The development will be designed to incorporate large spaces between buildings and trees along the embankment on Brook Avenue will be thinned out to create more light.
Susmita Sen, Executive Director of Network Stadium, said: “Brook Avenue is a prime location for quality affordable housing. It has great access to shopping areas and key local services as well as great transport links. Residents will be a short walk away from Wembley Park tube station and for music and sports fans, Wembley Stadium is just a stone’s throw away.”
“There is a high demand for all types of housing in this area – especially for family homes. We are continually working across the London Boroughs to provide much needed affordable housing for Londoners and Brook Avenue is another great example of this.”
Councilor Margaret McLennan, Brent Council’s Lead Member for Housing, said: “I’m delighted that building work is starting on these high-quality new homes in Wembley. Affordable housing is a top priority for many of our residents and Brent Council because of the shortage of affordable housing in the borough and the high demand for housing across London at the moment. “Not only will they provide new homes for our residents and much-need family-sized homes but the development will contribute to Wembley’s regeneration and renaissance as a great place to live.”
All apartments, with the exception of those on the ground floor, will have balconies overlooking Brook Avenue and the regenerated woodland. 24 of the new homes will be delivered thanks to support from the Mayor of London. These homes will offer people on low to middle incomes the chance to purchase an affordable property.
The Network Housing Group recently received £8.25 million in support from the Mayor of London through its new commercial arm, Network Living. This will deliver 240 affordable homes for sale in six schemes across the city for working Londoners locked out of the housing market.
Source: Network Group