Description of Brook Avenue
Brook Avenue is a proposed development on the Premier Inn hotel site next to Wembley Park station in Greater London HA9.
The development on a 1.6-acre site will deliver 454 new homes, with 40% affordable housing, a retail unit, and improvements to the public realm.
The development comprises five buildings arranged to allow for generous amenity space at first-floor level. Building heights range from 13 to 21 storeys adjacent to Wembley Park station
The site incorporates a car park that consists of 80 publicly accessible car parking spaces, including two motorcycle spaces, as well as twelve spaces for blue badge holders. All 12 blue badge parking spaces will be re-provided as part of the proposals.
The scheme will create new commercial space and public realm improvements for the local community. The site is located within the Wembley Growth Area.
The development is next to Wembley Park London Underground station, which is serviced by both the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines.
Work on site is set to start in 2021.
2020 November - Brent Council decides to grant permission for the comprehensive mixed-use redevelopment of the site comprising the phased demolition of the existing buildings and structures on site and the phased development comprising site preparation works, provision of five new buildings containing residential uses, replacement train crew accommodation and flexible retail floorspace, basement, private and communal amenity space, associated car parking (including the part re-provision of station car parking), cycle parking, refuse storage, plant and other associated works. Brent Council meeting on 26.11.2020 planning ref. no. 20/0967.
2020 January - First exhibition takes place.
Jonathan Cornelius, Head of Property Development, at TfL: 'It is fantastic to be working with Barratt London on this opportunity to deliver hundreds of high-quality new homes in Wembley, with 50% affordable housing, as well as providing a range of improvements to the area for the local community. Following our very positive experience working with Barratt London on Blackhorse View in Waltham Forest, we look forward to engaging with people in Brent and hearing their feedback on our plans to help tackle the housing crisis and provide improvements for the local community.'
Matt Calladine, Regional Land and Development Director, Barratt London: 'The site at Wembley Park station is an important development site in the context of the wider Wembley regeneration area. We are looking forward to working closely with TfL, the London Borough of Brent and local stakeholders to ensure the delivery of high-quality homes and mixed-use accommodation, that will be a fantastic enhancement to the local area.'
The Wembley Park was built on the Wellers estate in Middlesex. Metropolitan Railway acquired some land in 1881 for an amusement park and the Wembley Park station opened for the first time on 14 October 1893.