Avanton gets green light for €344.4m resi project in Brent (GB)

Avanton gets green light for resi project in Brent (GB)

Avanton, acting as a development partner with Canada Israel, has gained a resolution to grant planning permission from the London Borough of Brent for Stonebridge Place, a prestigious new residential-lead development in Stonebridge Park, Brent. This c. 344.4m transformative project, which is set to deliver 515 homes alongside commercial space, marks a significant milestone in the regeneration of site formerly known as Wembley Point, moments from Stonebridge Park train station.


Designed by the award-winning architects Patel Taylor, Stonebridge Place promises to redefine the urban landscape, providing a striking addition to the Brent skyline. The development consists of three distinct buildings, with the centrepiece being a remarkable 32-storey tower finished in terracotta. Upon its completion in 2027, this iconic tower will stand as the tallest building in Brent, a testament to its architectural grandeur.


Stonebridge Place is set to be a remarkable addition to the thriving Stonebridge Park community, which came to life following the introduction of WEM Tower, a landmark residential building also designed by Patel Taylor and managed by Canada Israel. With 99.8% occupancy, WEM Tower has already proven to be a resounding success. Stonebridge Place will complement this achievement, enriching the local neighbourhood and elevating the standards of modern urban living.


Stonebridge Place will host the revered Stonebridge Boxing Club within part of its commercial space, supporting a local charity with a mission to develop promising young boxers and make a positive impact in the area.


Originally submitted for planning approval in February 2022, the scheme included an ambitious 35% provision for affordable housing. However, in response to rising construction costs and interest rates, a collaborative decision was reached to reset the affordable housing allocation to 25. This adjustment ensures the project remains financially viable while still making a substantial contribution to the local housing needs.


Gil Selzer, UK Managing Director of Canada Israel said: "We are thrilled to continue expanding our London portfolio with the introduction of Stonebridge Place. Building on the incredible success of WEM Tower, this new development reaffirms our commitment to delivering a stylish and high-quality residential experience for young adults in London.”


Pankaj Patel, Director of Patel Taylor, said: "Stonebridge Place reflects a harmonious blend of aesthetics and function, offering a dynamic and sustainable living environment. Our design ethos aspires to forge a development that not only resonates with the local culture and the aspirations of its residents but also stands as an innovative landmark, proudly becoming the tallest structure in the area.


Chris Cobham, Development Director of Avanton, said: "The acquisition of the site in 2018 marked the beginning of a challenging planning application process, and we have worked closely with the environmental agency, Brent Planning, and the Greater London Authority (GLA) with consultancy from Karen Jones at planning consultancy firm RPS. We are immensely proud of the outcome, which will bring much-needed homes to the allocated site, conveniently situated next to Stonebridge Park station on the Bakerloo Underground Line. The excellent transport links directly into the city centre make this an ideal location for residents."

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