Tallest tower block in South Kilburn is demolished
Wrecking ball taken to Wells Court in Cambridge Court as part of multi-million pound regeneration scheme
A major regeneration project in South Kilburn has reached a significant milestone after diggers moved in to demolish the tallest building in the area.
Wells Court, in Cambridge Avenue, is being redeveloped and converted into new homes as part of the South Kilburn Regeneration Scheme.
Once it is down, contractors Wilmott Dixon, working with Catalyst Housing, will build 144 new homes.
Cllr George Crane, lead member for regeneration and major projects at Brent Council, said: “The demolition of this building just highlights that no job is too big when it comes to the redevelopment of South Kilburn.”
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A special ‘Super Long Reach’ machine is being used for the job. It weighs 70 tonnes and has a reach of up to 35 metres.
Cllr Crane added: “This is a mammoth task but thanks to the support of our partners Wilmott Dixon and Catalyst we are not only successfully creating new homes, but jobs for local people and opportunities for neighbouring businesses.”
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Catalyst has been selected by Brent Council to deliver more than 200 new homes in total for rent and private sale.