The borough boasts the iconic views of Wembley Stadium, Neasden Temple, Harlesden’s clock, the Ace Café in Stonebridge and Kilburn’s Grade II-listed Gaumont State Cinema building. Brent’s cultural identity is one of an international meeting place and destination of opportunity.
A place where people of Irish, Asian and Afro-Caribbean descent, and other global communities, have come to make their home and set a course for a new future.
Over the past five years, cranes dotting the skyline, the sight of hard hats and hi-vis jackets and the sound of construction sites have all been commonplace in the borough. In that time, the council has, on average, given planning permission to build more than 2,000 homes every year, with nearly 1,700 completed annually.
Although Brent’s figures for housebuilding are among the highest in London, there is still much more to do. Housing Zones at Alperton and Wembley will deliver 6,000 new homes between them, over 2,220 of which will be affordable.
Served by the Metropolitan, Jubilee, Bakerloo and Piccadilly London Underground lines and national rail services, Brent is an extremely well-connected borough. Tying in with Old Oak Common and Park Royal regeneration proposals, feasibility studies into a West London orbital railway have been carried out, proposing a line to link south-west London and north London via Brent.
With the A406 North Circular road running through the heart of the borough and the M1 and M4 just a short distance away, Brent also boasts excellent links by road to the rest of London and the UK. While Heathrow is just a short 30-minute drive away, opening up connections with the rest of the world.