South Kilburn Regeneration scheme approves £161m Peel Place plans


Peel Place, the civic quarter of the South Kilburn Masterplan Regeneration Programme, has gained planning approval at Brent Council’s first virtual planning committee. 

Countryside, the leading UK mixed-tenure developer, and Home Group, one of the biggest housing associations in the UK, together with the council, will deliver 308 new tenure-blind homes, of which 41% will be for affordable housing – including shared ownership and social rented homes. 

As part of the civic quarter, residents will also have access to a new health centre, community hub, affordable gym, affordable workspace, other retail and commercial uses, a market square, and significant public realm, landscaping, greening and future connection to the emerging district heating network.  

The planned amenities are designed to benefit both the existing community and those new to the area. As part of the development, Countryside, Home Group and Brent Council will focus on providing attractive green spaces and introduce tree-lined avenues and planting throughout the public space, ensuring it works in harmony with the nearby Kilburn Park, while improving the ecological and biodiversity credentials of the site. 

Located within walking distance of the bustling Carlton Vale area and a short walk from Queen’s Park and Kilburn Park stations, the first wave of new homes is expected to be ready in Q3 2021. The first phase of the scheme, which prioritised the delivery of 38 affordable homes on the site, was previously approved by the council and construction started in December 2019.

Child Graddon Lewis Architects & Designers are the architects for the scheme.

Andy Fancy, Managing Director, Partnerships North & South London, Countryside said: “Gaining planning permission for the entire Peel Place scheme is testament to the meticulous work we have done together with Home Group and Brent Council to shape a vision for what’s set to become a thriving new community in the capital. Having delivered tenure-blind regeneration schemes across the capital for over three decades, the carefully designed homes, community facilities and public amenities will serve the needs and aspirations of local residents, ensuring we have a closely-knit neighbourhood set for the future. 

Joe Cook, Executive Director of Development at Home Group, said: “We’re very pleased indeed to have received approval for what promises to be an excellent regeneration scheme, which will add so much to this North London community. Like Countryside, who we work with closely, we have a wealth of experience in delivering successful regeneration schemes in the capital. We are very much looking forward to working with Countryside, Brent Council and the South Kilburn community to deliver homes and amenities that will invigorate and re-energise the community.”

Alice Lester, Operational Director Regeneration Growth and Employment at Brent Council, said: “We are delighted to be working with Countryside to deliver this scheme which will benefit residents on the estate by providing new homes and supporting facilities. I’m looking forward to the time when I can enjoy a stroll around the new square”