Description of Wembley Place
Wembley Place (also known as Brent House) redevelopment of the former Brent Town Hall office building site on Wembley High Road in London HA9.
Completed in 2019.
The development on 1.9 acres comprises 248 residential apartments (30% affordable) and over 6,000 sq ft of retail space and public realm.
Apartment types: 45 affordable rent, 149 shared ownership and 54 private sale homes. The 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments were launched in October 2018.
Commercial: Over 6,000 square feet of retail space and public realm.
The existing 1960s office building located on Wembley High Road was demolished in 2017 and replaced by two seven to ten storey brickwork-clad blocks, designed by Davy Smith Architects.
The site was acquired by Henley Homes in late 2014, following the relocation of the London Borough of Brent council offices.
2017 - work starts on site.
2017 January - Genesis purchased the site from Henley Homes The £76m. The deal includes a three-year build of a new mixed-use development, which will be delivered by the construction arm of Henley Homes, Reis Construct.
Jeremy Stibbe, Executive Director, Assets and Investments at Genesis Housing Association, commented: “We’re delighted that works for this exciting project will soon be getting underway and look forward to working closely with Henley Homes as the plans take shape. The new properties built at Brent House will play a key role in helping Genesis deliver on our ambitions to invest in 1,000 homes a year. Genesis is the largest housing association landlord in Brent so we will be channelling this experience into creating a vibrant new mixed tenure community delivering affordability and opportunity for customers at the heart of the borough.”
Adil Rashid, Land Director at Henley Homes, said: “Brent House will be our first delivery entirely for a housing association, giving us the opportunity to create a unique development, combining Henley’s exacting design and construction standards with the high quality specification of Genesis Housing Association. Together, we will create a landmark development targeted towards the specific housing needs of the area.”