Description of 1 Morland Gardens
1 Morland Gardens is a major mixed-use scheme led by the London Borough of Brent in the centre of Stonebridge in London NW10.
The proposed project would replace and expand upon an existing Adult Education facility, The Stonebridge Centre, to provide over 2,650m2 of new learning space. This will be over 35% larger and a purpose-built, high-quality education resource, all on a single level at ground floor and thus fully accessible.
The new college will be linked to over 750m2 of Affordable Workspace which will encourage entrepreneurship from the students of the education centre and create start-up opportunities for local business. A central, multi-functional atrium space will physically connect and reinforce the numerous links between these complementary uses.
Above the new Adult Education centre, the proposed residential development is arranged in two blocks and will provide 65 new affordable homes of 1 to 4-bedroom apartments. The majority of these apartments and maisonettes will look either onto a shared, central courtyard garden animated by large roof-lights serving the college atrium space or onto an additional landscaped roof terrace in the east residential block.
The development is on the site of the Brent Start Adult Education and the independent charity Victim Support building, a late 19th-century house originally constructed as part of the Stonebridge Park estate.
Also known as Altamira and Stonebridge Centre.
Originally built in 1876 to the designs of Henry Edward Kendall Jr.
The Stonebridge Park estate was built by Henry Edward Kendall Junior (1805-1885). Laid out in 1876, it was advertised as ‘three miles from Victoria Gate, Hyde Park’, and
was served by a direct railway line to Broad Street (now closed). Only two houses from that estate reman - 1 and 2 Morland Gardens and the Grade II listed Bridge Park Hotel. In later years it became the Services Rendered Club.
2020 February - Planning permission sought for the demolition of existing buildings and erection of a new mixed-use building ranging in height from two to nine storeys, to provide 65 dwellings (Use Class C3), affordable workspace (Use Class B1), new further education college (Use Class D1), with associated amenity areas, public realm improvements, car and cycle parking and refuse/recycling store. Brent Council ref. no. 20/0345.
1. Brent brent.gov.uk
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3. Wiikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Edward_Kendall_Jr.