The G15 housing association Network Homes has been given the green light to build up to 1,600 homes at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow, northwest London.
Brent Council granted the 20,000-home landlord outline permission for the latest phase of the scheme on 29 March. The scheme will see up to 1,600 new homes built alongside student facilities, commercial space, and a replacement nursery across 19 buildings on site.
40% of the 1,600 homes will be for affordable tenures including shared ownership, London Living Rent, intermediate rent and London Affordable Rent.
The council’s planning committee previously granted planning permission for a new access road and a first phase of 654 homes back in December 2020.
David Gooch, Network Homes’ executive director of development, said: “We’re delighted to have received outline planning permission from Brent Council and we are working hard with our project partners to get the development at Northwick Park underway starting with the new road.
“Our development will bring much needed affordable homes, jobs and improved infrastructure. Network look forward to continuing our partnership with Brent Council, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust and the University of Westminster to develop the area and deliver new high-quality homes.”
The project to transform Northwick Park is being delivered through a partnership between Network Homes, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, Brent Council and the University of Westminster.
The development is being delivered through the national One Public Estate (OPE) programme. The programme, delivered by the Cabinet Office and the Local Government Association (LGA), encourages public sector organisations to use their property assets to operate more efficiently and deliver new homes.
The plans will see Northwick Park given new high-quality homes, a modernised university hospital, improved infrastructure and transport connections, as well as improved public spaces and enhanced education and employment facilities.
Bhupinder Singh Chawla, partner at architects PRP, said: “The overall transformation of the collective sites at Northwick Park demonstrates the success that can be achieved through good and meaningful collaboration between different landholders and a motivated design team. This collective and collaborative approach together with placemaking as the focus of the design proposals has meant a shared and strategic vision for the entire area.
“The masterplan is made up of different character areas that respond to the varying edges and contexts of the site. A variety of typologies from apartments, maisonettes, key worker homes and mews houses add further diversity. The masterplan also provides educational, sports leisure and commercial facilities and is supported further by a strong approach to the public realm and amenity on the site which all help to create an individual identity for this new place and destination.”
Image: A CGI of the Northwick Park redevelopment. Credit: Network Homes.