In August this year, after almost a year of planing and construction, seven new build units were handed over to Brent Housing Partnership (BHP), the first wave of 700 new homes within the Borough.
Capital's Employers Agent and Project Management team of Richard O'Reilly and Edwards Hoccom managed the process on behalf of BHP from inception to completion. The houses were the first newly constructed council homes to be built within the borough for 30 years and marked a tremendous milestone for the client.
The seven homes have been built at:
- Slough Lane, Kingsbury
- Eskdale Close, North Wembley
- Runbury Circle, Welsh Harp
The homes have cost £1.4m to build with help from a grant of £326,000 from the GLA. This is the first time in three decades that the council has funded its own building programme and comes in addition to the wider work the council and BHP are doing to tackle the housing crisis and provide affordable housing for residents.
One of the tenants who recently moved into her new home said: “We have been living in temporary accommodation and on the waiting list for housing for 10 years. We have three children and were severely overcrowded. This home is beautiful; it is close to the children’s school and there is space for them to run around. Our quality of life has really improved. We are very grateful to BHP and Brent Council for providing us with this beautiful home, and it is positive to see that more homes will be built in the future for families in need.”
Richard O'Reilly commented that he was proud that Capital had been involved in the first new council homes and hope that it would provide a successful template for future schemes.