The second stage of Wembley City is unveiled

The ambitious regeneration project gets the green light form Brent Council’s planning department

Ambitious plans to create a new city centre in Wembley are a step closer after the council gave planning permission to the latest stage of the development.

The decision gives the green light for construction to start in earnest on the North West development of Wembley City – a project to transform the area surrounding Wembley stadium.

Some 1,300 new homes shops and workspaces will be created, during the second stage of this 14 acre regeneration scheme.

The aim is to create a new neighbourhood which will attract investment from outside Brent, and provide new amenities for residents.

Quintain’s commercial development director, Ben Giddens said: “From the outset, we said that we wanted to transform this part of Brent to provide Wembley Stadium with a setting to reflect its iconic status.

“Our vision for Wembley City is to create a place where people want to live, shop, work and spend leisure time. This vision is now a step close to reality.

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“By delivering modern homes and workspaces and bringing brand name retailers back to Brent, people will be drawn to Wembley City – not just on a match day but every day of the week.”

A new community hall and public square will also be built and Quintain will contribute �2.5million toward primary and secondary schools in Brent.

Developers plan to transform Olympic Way, the sweeping pathway which leads from Wembley Park station to the national stadium, into a corridor lined with trees and bustling with cafes in a �4million makeover.

Brent Council hopes the project will provide a much need boost to the local economy.

Cllr Ann John OBE, Leader of Brent Council, said: “The regeneration of Wembley is hugely important for the borough.

“I am delighted that the backdrop to our national stadium will be transformed through our shared vision.

“The plans will provide a boost to our local economy through the creation of new jobs and our residents will have a new neighbourhood where communities and local businesses can thrive.”