A £28 million redevelopment in Harlesden is given go-ahead by cabinet

Thursday February 14th, 2019

Brent Council’s Cabinet has approved a £28 million project in Harlesden to create much-needed social housing together with a new community centre. Government Opportunities

The report to Cabinet laid out plans for Wates Residential to start work on redeveloping Knowles House in Longstone Avenue, with a completion date anticipated during the winter of 2021.

The works will see the demolition of the existing buildings on the site and the construction of 149 new homes alongside a community centre.

This project will attract around £5.7 million in funding from the GLA affordable housing programme. The grant is part of a wider allocation of £65 million awarded to Brent in order to increase the supply of affordable housing in the borough.

The Cabinet approved the Knowles House report on 11 February.

The new development will also include homes designed for independent living.

Cllr Eleanor Southwood, Lead Member for Housing and Welfare Reform, said:

“Our Knowles House redevelopment will help homeless residents move away from bed and breakfast accommodation and into more settled and secure homes.”

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