Residential Replacement for 1960s Office Block

11/04/17

A residential-led redevelopment of the former Chesterfield House office building in Wembley is underway with demolition of the 1960s structure and piling works due to start in early 2017.

The former home of Brent Council’s education department is being replaced with a mixed-use scheme providing 239 new homes. Designed by Maccreanor Lavington Architects, it comprises one, two and three-bedroom apartments spread across two blocks of 26 and 21 storeys.

The 21 storey north block will accommodate affordable housing with 103 flats offered at discount market rent (DMR). The 26 storey south block will comprise 136 market sale units.

A new community centre is to be provided on the ground floor of the north block and all tenants will also be able to enjoy a communal room on the seventh floor. Retail or office space is planned for the ground floor of the south block.

The lower-level C-shaped plinth will allow the creation of a new public space while a proposed pedestrian link through the ground floor area will help unlock future development by offering access to the adjacent sites identified for potential regeneration opportunities.

The Wembley scheme is by housing developer, HUB, in partnership with specialist sustainable and impact investor, Bridges Ventures.

This is the latest HUB project to be supported by Bureau Veritas Building Control - across the capital in West London it is also part of the team delivering the Old Vinyl Factory scheme.

In Wembley Bureau Veritas Building Control is providing flexible, supportive input to the design process, adding value to the evolving project by offering expert interpretation and a consistent approach to the implementation of Building Regulations.

Site clearance began last November and overall completion is scheduled for summer 2019.

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