A partnership between leading housebuilder The Hill Group and Pinnacle Investments has entered into a contract with the United Colleges Group to redevelop two sites in Dollis Hill and Wembley, which will deliver over 1,800 new homes.
The parcel of land off Dudden Hill Lane is earmarked for approximately 1,500 new, energy-efficient, mixed-tenure homes. The site off Wembley Park Drive, which will gain around 300 new homes, is a well-connected and popular residential location.
The deal will enable United Colleges Group to consolidate and build a new state-of-the-art educational campus on Olympic Way, close to Wembley Park station. United Colleges was established in 2017 following the merger of the College of North West London and City of Westminster College and focused predominantly on vocational courses. Green skills, including engineering and the built environment, will focus on the ambitious new Wembley Park facility. Bidwells advised the United Colleges Group.
Andy Hill, group chief executive at The Hill Group, said: “The delivery of high-quality, large-scale projects in strategic partnership is at the heart of The Hill Group’s approach, and we are pleased to be working with Pinnacle on this new venture. Being the lead developer on over 1,800 much-needed new homes in this important area of London is a testament to our track record and reputation for placemaking and regeneration. In collaboration with Brent Council and United Colleges, we look forward to embarking on this exciting new project that will bring long-term benefits to Dollis Hill and Wembley and deliver quality sustainable new homes for residents, both now and in the future.”
Christopher Turnbull, managing director at Pinnacle Investments, commented: “It is a great start to our partnership with Hill to secure these two North West London sites. We look forward to working collaboratively with our partner and other stakeholders to deliver high-quality, sustainable, mixed-tenure homes and, through long-term investment and stewardship of place, support the creation of a successful new community that also provides for existing neighbouring communities.”
Stephen Davis, ceo and principal at United Colleges Group, said: “The sale of our existing campuses at Willesden and Wembley is a crucial step in making sure that the College of North West London continues to deliver world-class education and skills for the residents of Brent and the wider London community. We celebrated 130 years of unbroken further education provision in Brent earlier this year, and our new campus on Olympic Way will allow us to continue to do that. The state-of-the-art facility will be fully equipped for the digital students of the future through our designation as a flagship college for our key delivery partner, Microsoft. Our continued relationship with Hill will ensure that we deliver on this ambition for our students whilst also leaving a legacy of much-needed housing for Brent at our previous campus sites.”
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