£500m Wembley City phase two gains planning

Aaron Morby 12 years ago
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Developer Quintain Estates has won outline planning for the £500m Wembley City North West phase.

Brent Council has granted consent for the next phase of development located opposite Wembley Arena and bordering the new Brent civic centre.

Wembley City North West neighbourhood will deliver 1,300 new homes, shops and affordable workspace as well as leisure facilities and open spaces.

The development’s focal point will be a one-acre publicly accessible square, located behind the civic centre.

Currently under construction, the civic centre is set to open in June 2013.

Quintain’s commercial development director, Ben Giddens said: “Our vision for Wembley City is to create a place where people want to live, shop, work and spend leisure time. This vision is now a step closer to reality.

“By delivering modern homes and workspaces and bringing brand names back to Brent, people will be drawn to Wembley City – not just on a match day but every day of the week.

Quintain has already completed the development of 520 new homes at Wembley City, the refurbishment of Wembley Arena and the delivery of Arena Square.

Work continues on the new 361 bedroom Hilton Hotel and the 660 bedroom student accommodation, which will open in summer and autumn 2012 respectively.

It plans to start construction of the new cinema and the London designer outlet centre later this year.

    Wembley City North West

    Housing

  • Up to 1,300 dwellings
  • Mixture of tenure and housing type
  • Townhouses / maisonettes where housing is provided at ground and courtyard level
  • 7,500 – 25,000 sq m  of student, serviced apartments and/or apart-hotels
  • 5,000 – 20,000 sq m  of hotel space

Retail 17,000 – 30,000 sq m – New retail street, “West Olympic Way”, running parallel to Olympic Way

  • Anchor store at the north end of retail street max. 11,000 sq m
  • Cafés, restaurants fronting Olympic Way
  • Leisure – up to 5,000 sq m

  • Located on or close to the new retail street
  • Complementing leisure offer elsewhere in the Wembley Regeneration Area
  • A new community hall providing space for group events such as yoga or badminton
  • A multi-games use area (MUGA)
  • Allotments for the community to enjoy
  • Business – up to 25,000 sq m

    • Wide ranging employment opportunities, from start up premises to head quarter office buildings. Including affordable workspace for start up businesses and artists studios

    Employment / Community Space 1,500 – 3,000 sq m

  • Up to 2,400 sq m of low cost employment space available on flexible rental terms
  • New Community Hall, serving the needs of local people
  • Public Realm

  • The Square, a one-acre publicly accessible open space will be located behind the Civic Centre,
  • Major improvements to Olympic Way
  • Parking

  • 600 space multi-storey car park for shoppers above anchor store
  • 200 commercial spaces under The Square
  • Cycle parking – at least one space per resident with visitor cycle parking within public realm to London Plan Standards
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