Knowles House in Harlesden is set to be redeveloped to provide good quality housing for people in housing need after Brent Council’s Cabinet agreed to invest £24m in the plans at their meeting on Monday 11 April 2016.
The Council aims to turn the outdated building, the former Anansi Nursery and Westbrook Community Centre into 85 temporary and 40 independent living homes with replacement community facilities as part of our Temporary Accommodation Reform Plan which will see £130 million spent on up to 600 new homes in the borough.
Subject to further details and a public consultation with local residents, a planning application could potentially be submitted by the end of this year.
Councillor Margaret McLennan, Lead Member for Housing and Development at Brent Council said:
“The redevelopment of Knowles House is an important part of our plan to provide better quality accommodation for residents in housing need. We aim to create a development which is a vast improvement on the current building and we will be consulting with local residents on the proposals once we’ve undertaken further studies.”