Green space contributes to "great place to live" in major Wembley residential rental development

Green roofs and residential landscaped gardens are part of the vision for what will be the largest newbuild rental-only housing development in the UK.

The site features a new landscaped square. Image: Brent Council
The site features a new landscaped square. Image: Brent Council

Brent Council's planning committee has approved the development of 743 new homes for rent on the doorstep of the iconic Wembley Stadium, part of 5,000 new homes to be built over the next seven years by Quintain. The development will be bigger than East Village next to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, which has 3,000 homes.

The 25-year project will also create a seven-acre public park, a new landscaped London square, a primary school and a wide range of shops, restaurants and workspaces. 

The new dwellings will range from 12 to 26 storeys in height and will include residential landscaped gardens, a clubhouse, energy centre, 91 coach parking spaces to support Stadium event days, and 569 square metres of commercial space.

Of the 733 residential rental units, 42% (303) will be offered under the affordable housing scheme and the remaining 58% (440) available for market rent.

The approval comes as part of the regeneration of the area around the stadium by Quintain which includes 11,500 new homes.

Cabinet member for regeneration, growth, employment and skills Shama Tatler said: "The vision for this vibrant new residential area in Brent will take some years to deliver, but work is well underway. Innovative architecture and design combined with retail, green spaces and excellent transport links create a great place to live and work."

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