Marks & Spencer to open a store in South Kilburn

Computer generated image of how the M&S branch in Queen's Park Place will look once completed

Computer generated image of how the M&S branch in Queen's Park Place will look once completed - Credit: Archant

Marks & Spencer are to open a Simply Food store in a mixed development which forms part of the £600million South Kilburn regeneration.

The food outlet will be located in a 5,000 sq ft ground-floor retail space at Queen’s Park Place in Albert Road.

Nicolas Guérin, managing director of Bouygues Development which is behind Queen’s Park Place project, said: “This project is another example of our collaboration with local authorities to deliver regeneration schemes that help shape a better life for communities.”

Once completed the £65m development will consist of 116 private apartments, being delivered in partnership with Londonewcastle, and 28 affordable units that will be managed by social housing group London Quadrant Housing.

The new store will open in 2016.

Cllr Margaret McLennan, Brent Council’s lead member for regeneration and housing, said: “The arrival of M&S at Queen’s Park Place is fantastic news for South Kilburn.

“We’re investing heavily in the regeneration of South Kilburn with lots of new homes being built and we’re thrilled that blue-chip businesses want to open branches here.

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“The store opening will bring job opportunities for local residents.”

Queen’s Park Place developments will operate the controversial ‘poor door’ rule which separates private leaseholders from affordable tenants.

Affordable tenants are banned from using the luxurious main entrance which features a 24/7 manned concierge desk, the development’s private courtyard gardens, and the site’s car and cycle parking facilities.

Services, including postal delivery and refuse storage, are also divided.

Related link: Brent Council backs ‘poor doors’ housing developments in the borough

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