Vistry Partnerships London Developments has been selected by Network Homes as its preferred development partner to deliver the first phase of Northwick Park, one of the most notable regeneration projects in North West London that is set to deliver up to 1,600 new homes in the Borough of Brent.
Phase One will be delivered through a 50:50 Joint Venture partnership with Network Homes Investments Limited and will see over 650 mixed tenure homes, a nursery, community amenities and flexible commercial space for local use.
This first phase of the scheme, designed by PRP architects, will set the precedent for quality and placemaking for future phases of development across the site, with a gateway landmark building and community hub welcoming residents and visitors upon arrival. The site benefits from vast open green spaces on its doorstep while at the same time being a 15-minute tube ride from central London.
The overall transformation of Northwick Park is being delivered through a partnership between Network Homes, London North West Hospitals NHS Trust, Brent Council and the University of Westminster through a One Public Estate (OPE) project. This is 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. With further funding from the Housing Infrastructure Fund, Brent Council will begin works later this year to improve connectivity to Northwick Park Hospital and enable the development of new homes.
As part of phase one, 245 new affordable homes will be provided, including intermediate market rent accommodation which will benefit local hospital staff. Community wellbeing gardens, nature trails and green links will improve the health and mental wellbeing of everyone living, working or playing at Northwick Park.
David Gooch, Executive Director of Development at Network Homes, said:
“The selection of Vistry Partnerships as our preferred development partner for the first phase of this project is a significant milestone for the regeneration of Northwick Park. We are looking forward to working closely with Vistry to deliver the transformation of the area, which will bring much needed new affordable homes and other important infrastructure to the local community.”
Matthew Taylor, Managing Director for Vistry Partnerships London Developments, commented:
“We are delighted to have been selected by Network Homes to deliver the shared and exciting vision for the new development at Northwick Park.
“Building strong relations with housing associations and local authorities is key to Vistry Partnerships London Developments’ business strategy and growth plan, and this is a fantastic example of how our collaborative approach can benefit various stakeholders, and ultimately lead to the delivery of further high quality mixed-use communities, incorporating mixed tenure homes whilst providing an ethos of place making and sustainability.
“We are currently working with G15 Housing Associations, several London Boroughs and the GLA to deliver much needed affordable housing across the capital, and have a development pipeline that now stands to deliver over 3,500 homes.
“This latest awarded work underpins the success of our partnerships delivery model which has supported our operations during the last few years of market uncertainty.”