Search

Plans to demolish Good Ship music venue in Kilburn for flats and a health centre

PUBLISHED: 12:23 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:12 31 May 2018

The Good Ship in Kilburn High Road (Picture: Google)

The Good Ship in Kilburn High Road (Picture: Google)

Archant

A planning application has been lodged to change the use of a former popular music venue so it can be demolished for a block of flats and a medical centre.

The Good Ship, in Kilburn High Road, which helped launch the careers of Adele and rock band The xx, was Kilburn’s last remaining music venue before closing in October.

Plans set out by KHR Properties include the demolition of the building and building of a five-storey block comprising nine self-contained flats.

The developer has also applied for a “change of use” for the ground floor and basement to “medical use”.

Documents lodged at the town hall state: “It is proposed that this would be for a medical or health services – for example, a dentist, opticians, physiotherapist, chiropractor etc.”

Now supporters of the venue have taken to social media calling for Brent Council planners to reject the bid.

Agnes Peyser, an activist living in Iverson Road, said: “The Good Ship was the last music/comedy venue in Kilburn, the once Music Mile.

“Last week the Kingdom pub closed. Last year we lost the Kilburn Ironworks.

“We need to protect our pubs. They provide meeting spaces for locals and attract outside visitors to Kilburn.”

She added: “Medical facilities are not needed on the High Road. In the past three months there have now been three applications to turn shops and restaurants to D1 medical use. The site next to the Kiln Theatre, the Ludlow and Thompson office next to Sainsbury’s local and now the Good Ship. A prominent retail facility at the corner of Quex Road is now a dental surgery. Within the top end of Kilburn High Road there are numerous opticians, dentists and other medical use facilities.

“I would have hoped [MP Moran] would show more concern about our neighbourhood.”

Pub campaigners also tweeted questions relating to the DMP21 – Brent’s pub protection policy – and whether this will be honoured.

Brent’s planning boss Shama Tatler responded: “The pub protection policy, DMP21 on Public Houses, will be applied in the deliberations.

“Residents can comment on the application online through the council’s planning portal.”

A spokeswoman for KHR said: “The Good Ship closed down in October 2017 due to some very difficult trading periods which could not be sustained any longer.

“Mr Cooke, the previous owner of The Good Ship, was trying for some time to sell his interest in the business onto a new owner so that The Good Ship could remain open but despite his efforts there was nobody interested in purchasing his lease.

“When KHR purchased the property, we consulted with agents in the area and they advised there was a high demand for a D1 use.”

The Times previously said the application was submitted by MP Moran & Sons.

The two companies are in the same building in Kilburn High Road and share a director but MP Moran & Sons has “nothing to do with it”, said a spokesman.

Latest Kilburn & Brent News Stories

Queen’s Park has triumphed with a golden win in this year’s London in Bloom awards.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

.This response is typical of the sort of excuse that Brent’s planners come up with, writes Philip Grant, Kingsbury (full address supplied), in response to an e-mail from Brent Council’s planning team about his Wembley Stadium concerns (“Stadium view is vanishing”, Times):

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Once again, politicians are changing our wards to suit themselves, not our

residents.

Friday, October 12, 2018

The third anniversary of a Kingsbury man’s fatal stabbing has been marked by his grieving mother carrying a sandwich board with his alleged killer’s face on it.

Friday, October 12, 2018

A Willesden Green mum whose daughter battled self-harm has spoken about the hard-hitting photo exhibition she produced to raise awareness of the problem.

Friday, October 12, 2018

The stories of Irish and Pakistani migrant communities who came to Cricklewood have come to life in a new project.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hundreds of people looking for a new career headed to Wembley Park to try their luck at a job fair.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

A Kilburn councillor sacked from his role on Brent’s planning committee “for making the wrong decisions” has had his complaints against the council leader thrown out.

PROMOTED CONTENT

A new community centre, The Yellow, opens in Wembley Park in the heart of the Brent community. From October 1, the hub will offer a selection of arts and fitness classes, many of which will be free.

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Kilburn Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most Read Kilburn News

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now