HUB, the specialist developer focused on delivering mid-market housing for London, has submitted plans for 239 homes on the old Chesterfield House site in Wembley which was purchased last year in partnership with specialist sustainable and impact investor Bridges Ventures.
Designed by Maccreanor Lavington Architects, a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments will be spread across two blocks of 26 and 21 storeys.
David Schlegel, investment manager at Bridges Ventures, said: “With our redevelopment of Chesterfield House, we want to create a building that will prove attractive to potential tenants looking for high-quality housing, while also playing an important role in the regeneration of the Wembley area. ”
The 21-storey north block will comprise 103 flats offered at discount market rent (DMR) while the 26-storey south block will comprise 136 market sale units.
A lower-level plinth creates a C-shape allowing a new public space to be provided off Park Lane while a proposed pedestrian link through the ground floor area will help unlock future development by offering access to the adjacent sites identified for potential regeneration opportunities.
Having previously donated temporary space in Chesterfield House to local creatives and charities, HUB will be providing a new community centre on the ground floor of the north block. All tenants will also be able to enjoy a communal room on the seventh floor. Retail or office space is planned for the ground floor of the south block.
Steve Sanham, development director at HUB, said: “Our plans will see Chesterfield House become a new local landmark in a changing Wembley. By aiding local businesses and creating new public and communal spaces, a redeveloped Chesterfield House will sit right at the heart of the community, while the provision of a high level of affordable housing through a range of discount market rent options will ensure high quality homes in Wembley are available for all.”
Toby Ware, senior architect at Maccreanor Lavington, added: “The quality of design and materials used on Chesterfield House represent a real step change in Wembley’s architecture, and we are proud to be involved in delivering such an inclusive scheme, with nearly half of all units being offered at discount market rent.”