Network Homes acquires land from NHS Trust to kick start transformation of Northwick Park
Award winning housing association Network Homes has acquired land from the London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) at Northwick Park Hospital in Brent, to kick-start a major regeneration project, bringing new homes and commercial space to the area.
Network Homes is working in partnership with LNWH, Brent Council and the University of Westminster through a One Public Estate (OPE) project, an established national programme delivered by the Cabinet Office and the Local Government Association (LGA), which encourages public sector organisations to use their property assets together to create economic growth, deliver new jobs and homes, improve public services and operate more efficiently.
The long term goal of the OPE project is to make Northwick Park a landmark destination, delivering new high-quality homes, a modernised university hospital, improved infrastructure and transport connections, as well as improved public spaces and enhanced space and facilities for education and employment.
Outline proposals for the site masterplan will include the delivery of around 1,300 new homes on land owned by Network Homes, including a range of affordable tenures supported by grant from the Greater London Authority. A detailed planning application for phase one of the development will be submitted at the end of the year and work is expected to start on site in early 2021.
“This is a really exciting milestone for the future transformation of Northwick Park. We look forward to continuing to work with our partners at Brent Council, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust and the University of Westminster to deliver improved transport links, more good quality affordable homes, and jobs for local people. We’re absolutely committed to keeping our current residents updated throughout the process and welcome the views of the local community on our plans. Over the coming months we’ll be running a series of consultation events for everyone to have their say on the proposals.”David Gooch, Executive Director of Development at Network Homes
Cllr McLennan, Deputy Leader of Brent Council, said: “Together we are focused on getting regeneration right by building a future for everyone and we will be working with the local community to ensure its success. The Northwick Park redevelopment once complete will provide opportunities for residents – including new homes and jobs.”
Dr Peter Bonfied, The University of Westminster’s Vice-Chancellor, commented: “The University is pleased to be working in partnership with our neighbours on the scheme. The project will provide important education and employment opportunities as well as a civic contribution from our site which is adjacent to the hospital and proposed housing development.”
Mark Trumper, Director of Estates and Facilities at London North West University Healthcare NHS said: “We are pleased to work with our partners, Network Homes, Brent Council and the University of Westminster on the exciting regeneration of the Northwick Park area and in particular the development of much needed new homes, including homes for NHS staff”.