Construction firm Denne, a subsidiary of Leadbitter, has completed the first phase of a £700m regeneration of South Kilburn in the UK.
Under the £30m first phase, known as Watling Place, Denne handed over 153 new homes to the project’s developer London & Quadrant (L&Q) Housing Association.
Denne said that Watling Place is part of the Kilburn Wells development on Albert Road and marks a significant milestone in Brent Council’s master plan for the South Kilburn Estate.
The council intends to provide approximately 1,100 new homes to help regenerate the local area as part of the plan, which also includes a new transport infrastructure, a school, a healthy living centre, community space, offices and sports provision.
The scheme features new one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments in eight buildings, of which 113 will be available for affordable rent, 19 for shared ownership and 21 for outright sale.
The five and 11-storey buildings will be clad in a mixture of render, aluminium panelling and a ceramic tile rainscreen from Aliva UK.
A district heating system will be installed to provide hot water and heating for Brent.
The buildings feature green roofs and solar panels, as well as communal boilers to provide hot water and heating until the district heating system is installed.
The facilities have already secured Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes and are expected to secure Level 4 code once the district heating system starts working.
Brent Council leader Mohammed Butt said, "Regeneration gives people better quality homes and brings more opportunities and jobs into the area."
L&Q, in partnership with Denne, is also developing Bourne Place as part of the Kilburn Wells scheme and Brent’s master plan for the area.
Upon its scheduled completion in 2013, the development will provide 134 homes, including 75 for affordable rent, 29 for shared ownership and 30 for outright sale.
Image: South Kilburn regeneration will feature eight buildings of five and 11 storeys. Photo: Leadbitter.