A revised proposal for Capitol Way, Colindale was heard at the virtual Brent Planning Committee on the 24th June, 2020.

Approval was given for the demolition of the existing buildings and the redevelopment of the site to provide six buildings ranging between four to twelve storeys comprising 501 residential units, eight three-storey mews houses, and the erection of a part two part three-storey commercial building, providing a total 4,051sqm of commercial floorspace (Use Classes B1(a),(b) and (c), B8, D2 and A3) across the site with associated basement car parking, cycle storage, plant and shared external amenity space and landscaped courtyards at ground floor level, and other ancillary works.

The proposal would be similar to the consented scheme on this site, albeit with some buildings increased in height, an increase in the number of residential units and reduced parking provision. New commercial floorspace including a stand-alone industrial unit would be provided to mitigate the loss of the existing vacant warehouse building and, whilst the replacement floorspace would fall below the industrial capacity of this LSIS-designated site, the site is part of a proposed site allocation which allows for its redevelopment for a mix of uses. The development would create new business and employment opportunities and would help to foster a vibrant new business community. The proposal would also contribute to Brent’s housing targets, providing an additional 87 residential units compared to the consented scheme.

The 501 residential units would be of high quality, with efficient layouts, and would all meet or exceed internal space standards. Whilst the number of dual aspect units would be low, none would be north- or south-facing and most would enjoy a high-quality outlook over the attractively landscaped communal courtyards. All units would have access to private balconies or terraces and a variety of high-quality external amenity areas on site including several play spaces, and the overall amenity space provision is considered to be acceptable.

The site has been developed by Royal London Asset Management and NEAT Developments.

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