A new major mixed-use scheme on Fulton Road in Wembley is set to be delivered after permission was granted by London Borough of Brent Council at the end of November.
Regal London, one of London’s leading residential-led mixed-use developers, is working alongside architects and master planners JTP on the scheme, to be located on the former headquarters of Euro Car Parts.
It will comprise 759 homes (35% of which will be affordable) arranged over five high quality tenure blind buildings including 78 new three-bedroom family sized homes to help meet Brent’s housing needs. In addition, over 33,000 sq ft of flexible commercial space will be provided for retail, light industrial and logistics uses.
The scheme brings Regal London’s committed pipeline to 4,500 homes over the next few years and will provide publicly accessible green space along Wealdstone Brook in the centre of Wembley Park and an east to west route from Fourth Way to Fulton Road.
Improvements to the highway will also come in the shape of a new bus shelter and site access along Fifth Way, as well as a new raised table and pedestrian crossing on Fulton Road linking into the wider area.
Regal London has also committed to doubling the local authority’s requitement of ensuring that at least 10% of those working on the project are local residents. To help meet its 20% pledge, it has established the Regal London Real Estate Academy in partnership with Building Heroes, a charity that provides construction related employment opportunities to military veterans, disadvantaged groups and local people.
The launch of the academy will see the creation of an on-site education facility which will deliver 10 training courses during the construction period. Over 120 graduates are expected to qualify over that time, adding social value estimated to be worth over £3.6 million across the duration of the development.
Steve Harrington, Planning Director at Regal London said: “This marks a step change in the growth of Regal London as we embark upon our largest mixed-use project to date. Lifting the lid on this corner of Wembley will provide new green space for local people and ensures that local communities can share in the benefits of the development through our employment and training opportunities onsite. I’m pleased that the members of the Council agreed with the officers that the scheme is a design exemplar, not only for Wembley Park but for Brent more widely.”