Work starts on site at ‘The Land North of Chippenham Gardens’

Posted 15/10/2020

Work has started on site at ‘Land North of Chippenham Gardens’ to deliver 52 high quality new homes in South Kilburn.

Brent Council awarded Higgins the contract to build the new homes, including 22 affordable homes for existing South Kilburn council tenants. The redevelopment site comprises of 4-26 Stuart Road (even numbers only) and 5-9 Chippenham Gardens and forms a fundamental and key part of phase 3a of the South Kilburn regeneration programme. 

Designed by award winning PRP Architects and wider multi-disciplinary design team, the project has undergone an extensive and inclusive consultation process with existing residents and wider stakeholders.  

A new high quality public square with hard and soft landscaping will be delivered as part of the project as well as wider landscape and highway improvements. The scheme will also be a car-free development with, the intended adoption of Stuart Road by the local highway authority and CPZ parking also intended to be implemented along Stuart Road.

Steve Boreham, Construction Director at Higgins said, “We are delighted to be appointed by Brent Council as Developer Partner to work in partnership with the Council and Octavia Housing to deliver this important scheme.

“We will be bringing our expertise of delivering both the private sales and the construction capability to the Chippenham Gardens project.  We also look forward to working closely with Brent Works and the local community to deliver training and employment opportunities for local people through apprenticeships, trainee programmes and work experience placements as well as other community initiatives.”

Cllr Shama Tatler, Brent Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning said, “This project will help provide some of the new, high quality and affordable housing we need in Brent and will also bring public realm improvements to the local surrounding area, both of which will make a positive difference in the lives of our residents.

“I’m delighted to see this milestone reached and see work get underway and I look forward to its completion.”

With almost 60 years’ experience, Higgins has established a reputation as one of the most forward thinking developer contractor companies in the UK. It is recognised as an award winning company delivering outstanding regeneration projects through joint venture partnerships composing of private sale, new build and refurbishment solutions.