World’s tallest wooden tower could be coming to Wembley

‘The Splinter’ is one of 12 designs proposed for site next to the National Stadium

The world’s tallest wooden tower could be built in the borough if a group of architecture students scoop a design competition.

The winners of the contest, organised by Brent Council and The Royal College of Art, will be given a temporary site in the heart of Wembley to build their creation.

Over the weekend, enthusiastic supports of the tower named ‘The Splinter’ leafleted hundreds of homes near the site showcasing their design.

This has led some residents to wrongly believe the 200 metre structure was a definite plan for the site which is close to Wembley Stadium.

However, this is just one of 12 designs that are in the running.

Peter Corcoran, a former Liberal Democrat councillor who lives near the site, told the Times the tower plans were intriguing yet almost unbelievable.

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He added: “The development would attract attention internationally and would be great for the local economy though I fear some residents living at the foot of such a huge tower might find it overwhelming.”

A Brent Council spokeswoman told the Times any winning deign would be subject to formal consultation through the planning process.

She added: “The project is about making use of empty spaces until they are eventually developed.

“In the New Year, people will have the opportunity to bid to use the building for up to five years to deliver something that benefits the local community.”

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