Architects appointed to build new homes and a medical centre in heart of South Kilburn
PUBLISHED: 06:45 22 July 2015
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Plans for hundreds of new homes and a medical centre as part of an ambitious five-year project to redevelop South Kilburn have taken a step forward with the appointment of a leading architects' practice to lead the project.
Brent Council has appointed London-based architects Penoyre & Prasad to oversee the team which is hoping to transform the former Peel Precinct in Carlton Vale by building 235 new homes, a state-of-the art medical centre and a public plaza.
Mark Rowe, a partner at Penoyre & Prasad said: “We’re proud to have been selected to work with Brent Council, local residents and GP’s to take the next steps in the rebuilding of this part of London.
The quality of what’s been achieved here to date is undeniable, and we intend to create a family of buildings and public spaces that maintain those high standards.”
If planning permission is granted, developers will move in to the site in February 2017 to begin demolition work on a number of properties including units in Carlton House and Neville Close in advance of the construction phase which is scheduled for completion by November 2018.
It is anticpated the Peel Project will be the focal point of the wide-ranging regeneration project of housing estates and public spaces across South Kilburn which aims to provide 2,400 private and affordable homes to the area by 2018.
Councillor Margaret McLennan, Lead Member for Housing and Development at Brent Council said: “The Peel Project is a significant part of the regeneration of South Kilburn and will bring forward a brand new medical centre, an attractive new public square and hundreds of new high quality homes, including homes for existing secure tenants.
“An exciting scheme such as this requires an exceptional design team so we are thrilled to have appointed Penoyre and Prasad as the lead architects. We will now work with them to prepare a planning application.”