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New homes for South Kilburn near completion

PUBLISHED: 10:51 23 September 2015 | UPDATED: 10:51 23 September 2015

Cllr Bernard Collier of Brent Council and Stuart Laird, COO and managing director (South) of United Living at the topping out ceremony in South Kilburn.

Cllr Bernard Collier of Brent Council and Stuart Laird, COO and managing director (South) of United Living at the topping out ceremony in South Kilburn.

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A 'topping out' ceremony in South Kilburn has marked the external completion of 229 new homes as part of a multi million regeneration of the area.

The apartments on Cambridge Park Road and Kilburn Park Road are the second phase in a major £600m regeneration project for the area which will be fully completed next year.

United Living, a provider of refurbished and new build living solutions, was appointed as the contractor for the new community development in 2013, on behalf of Network Housing Group.

Four blocks will provide 103 apartments available for social rent, and 126 flats available for private sale in one, two and three bedroom units.

A public square facing Kilburn Park Road and a footpath leading to the estate has also been created.

The development is the latest phase in a wider project to regenerate South Kilburn with the provision of 2,400 homes, a new park, primary school and health facilities.

Bronte House and Fielding House, two 1960s 18-storey tower blocks, were demolished to make way for the new homes.

Steve Carden, business unit director of construction at United Living, said: “This development not only demonstrates our capabilities in new build projects, but ensures there are wider benefits for local residents within the communities that we work.” Vicky Savage, group development director for Network Housing, said: “With house prices outstripping wages and private rents rising there is a desperate need for more affordable homes. Network is fast becoming the developer of choice for a range of customers because we offer high quality homes at a price people can afford.”

Councillor Margaret McLennan, lead member for housing and development at Brent Council said: “In South Kilburn we are delivering good quality affordable housing whilst regenerating a whole area of Brent. This development is a key part of the regeneration programme and will complement the quality mixed housing developments already delivered. I’m impressed with the progress made by United Living and Network Housing and I’m looking forward to seeing the completed development.”

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