Network Homes and Countryside to deliver first phase of Northwick Park transformation
05 April 2023
We've exchanged contracts with Countryside Partnerships in a joint venture to begin construction of 654 new homes and commercial facilities at Northwick Park in Brent as part of the first stage of a major regeneration project.
Work on this first phase has now begun and once complete will deliver 323 affordable homes (50% of tenures) including London Affordable Rent, London Living Rent, Intermediate Rent (for key workers) and Shared Ownership. The affordable homes are being funded by the Mayor of London through the Greater London Authority’s (GLA’s) Affordable Homes Programme 2016-23. The rest will be for private sale or rent, the proceeds from which we will reinvest to deliver our social purpose of building more affordable homes for people in housing need.
The overall regeneration of Northwick Park will eventually provide 1,600 new homes, delivered over multiple phases. The scheme will also see significant new public amenity space as well as student facilities, commercial space, and a new nursery for local children.
The first phase will not impact existing properties at Northwick Park and will provide a wide variety of new affordable homes which local keyworkers will also have an opportunity to live in. There will also be extensive further consultation with current residents before work on further phases begin. There are no confirmed dates of when construction on these phases is likely to begin.
I’m really pleased we’ve exchanged contracts with Countryside to get this fantastic project underway. This development will bring much needed new affordable homes to the area and by doing so we’re fulfilling one of Network Home’s strategic objectives of increasing the number of homes for people in housing need. It will also deliver new jobs, improved infrastructure and better public spaces to Northwick Park.”David Gooch, Network Homes Executive Director for Development
Stephen Teagle, Chief Executive, Countryside Partnerships, commented: “As the UK’s largest provider of mixed-tenure homes and a business that specialises in partnership delivery, we’re really pleased to be working with Network Homes to deliver this transformational regeneration project in Brent. Equally important to the project will be the social value benefits delivered to the community, whilst we are also improving existing infrastructure and providing new public spaces for the wider neighbourhood to enjoy.”
Tom Copley, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, said: “I am delighted that Network Homes has exchanged contracts with Countryside to deliver the first phase of new homes at Northwick Park, nearly half of which are being funded through the Mayor’s Affordable Homes Programme.
"Not only will this development provide 323 genuinely affordable homes in Brent, supporting our aim of building a fairer and more prosperous London for everyone, it will deliver improved infrastructure, new student facilities, commercial space and a nursey for local children.
The Mayor and I look forward to following the site’s progress.”