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Network Homes gets permit for 1,600 new home scheme in the UK

12 Apr 2021 (Last Updated April 12th, 2021 12:20)

Network Homes has secured planning permission from Brent Council for the next stage of a major development at the Northwick Park Hospital (NWPH) in Brent, north-west London, UK.

Network Homes gets permit for 1,600 new home scheme in the UK
Illustration of major regeneration project at the Northwick Park Hospital in the UK. Credit: Network Homes Ltd.

Network Homes has secured planning permission from Brent Council for the next stage of a major development at the Northwick Park Hospital (NWPH) in Brent, north-west London, UK.

The outline permission allows Network Homes to build a total of up to 1,600 new homes in addition to the student facilities, commercial space and a replacement nursery across 19 buildings as part of the second stage of a major regeneration project.

Of the total homes, 40% are affordable with tenures including Shared Ownership, London Living Rent, Intermediate Rent and London Affordable Rent.

The firm has already secured planning approval for a new access road and for the first phase of the development for 654 homes in December 2020.

To develop and transform the Northwick park, Network Homes has partnered with London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, Brent Council and the University of Westminster (UoW) through a One Public Estate (OPE) project.

The OPE project is intended to encourage public sector organisations to use their property assets to deliver new jobs and homes, improve public services and operate more efficiently.

Network Homes development executive director David Gooch said: “We’re delighted to have received outline planning permission from Brent Council and we are working hard with our Project Partners to get the development at Northwick Park underway starting with the new road.

“Our development will bring much needed affordable homes, jobs and improved infrastructure. Network looks forward to continuing our partnership with Brent Council, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust and the University of Westminster to develop the area and deliver new high-quality homes.”

Upon the completion of the project, the Northwick Park will comprise new homes, a modernised university hospital, transport connections and improved infrastructure.

The company claims that it will also have improved public spaces and enhanced facilities for education and employment.

UK architecture firm PRP partner Bhupinder Singh Chawla said: “The master plan is made up of different character areas that respond to the varying edges and contexts of the site. A variety of typologies from apartments, maisonettes, key worker homes and mews houses add further diversity.

“The master plan also provides educational, sports leisure and commercial facilities and is supported further by a strong approach to the public realm and amenity on the site, which all help to create an individual identity for this new place and destination.”