Led by Brent council, the regeneration of South Kilburn estate stretches from Kilburn High Road, down Kilburn Park Road, up Malvern Road to Queen’s Park station and then along the south of the railway line. It is a huge area that will see 2,400 new homes built before the project is complete in 2029, with 1,200 existing residents promised new homes.
The plans include a new primary school, health centre, shops, restaurants, a new park and the creation of a tree-lined boulevard along Carlton Vale. Leading architects including Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, Alison Brooks and Feilden Clegg Bradley are involved. Houses and flats built along Cambridge Avenue, where a new pedestrian and cycle route has been created, show what can be achieved. Kilburn
between Kilburn Park Road and Cambridge Road, the latest phase of the South Kilburn estate regeneration, is delivered by housing association Network Homes. Six private sale homes remain, priced from £530,000 for a one-bedroom flat, with two-bedroom flats at £760,000 and three-bedroom flats just shy of £1 million. Visit kilburnquarter.com or call Currell on 020 3846 8500.
The next phase, Gloucester House and Durham Court in Kilburn Park Road, a Telford Homes scheme with 102 homes for affordable rent, 10 for shared ownership and 124 for market sale, starts soon for completion in 2021.
Noma Westminster by housing association Affinity Sutton is part of the regeneration of the Tollgate Gardens Estate, at the junction of Kilburn High Road and Oxford Road. Of 229 flats, 103 will be affordable. Visit nomawestminster.com or call JLL on 020 7205 2496.
The Camden Collection are private sale homes being developed by Camden council’s Community Investment Programme. The Abbey Road regeneration includes the site of a former multi-storey car park on the corner of Belsize Road and Abbey Road. This phase has 75 flats for private sale, 66 for affordable rent and 10 adapted for wheelchair use. It will be launched next year. Visit camdencollection.co. uk or call Savills on 020 3320 8220.
Help to Buy is currently available on some of the remaining units in Kilburn Quarter.
HOMES FOR RENT
Camerons Stiff & Co lettings agent, Philip Johal, says it costs about £100 a month less to rent a one-bedroom flat in Kilburn than in more fashionable Queen’s Park. However, he points out that some renters prefer Kilburn because the transport links are better.