Planning permission granted for Grand Union Phase 2 residential-led development

4th February 2020

Drawing on industrial heritage and nature, the development will contribute to the transformation of the previously derelict site, delivering 524 new homes and landscaped public realm set along the historic Grand Union Canal.

Planning permission has been granted to the second phase of the Grand Union masterplan, which will create a new community with over 3,000 homes. Designed for St George West London, Phase 2 will feature a mix of private and affordable homes (37%)—including affordable rent and shared ownership tenures—at the former Northfields Industrial Estate in the London Borough of Brent.

Located at the junction of the Grand Union Canal and the River Brent, the new development will contribute to the reconnection between the local area and its natural assets, opening up previously inaccessible parts of these waterways to local residents, while creating and improving routes to Stonebridge Park.

The design delivers 950m2 of landscaped public realm, including podium gardens and designated play space, with private roof terraces for residents, as well as brown roofs and wildlife-friendly planting to promote biodiversity and sustainability. A canal-side path provides an idyllic recreational route running parallel with the line of the canal, while a seating terrace offers opportunities for dining, relaxation and socialising with water-front views.

Alan Shingler, Partner at Sheppard Robson, said: “Our approach to this site delivers high quality residential offer, arranged to enable a welcoming public realm and optimise the site’s natural assets for the benefit of this new neighbourhood, while anticipating and connecting the Grand Union Canal’s future phases of development.”

More information about the project can be found here.