Since 2012, Southstudio has been engaged by London Borough of Brent on the Stonebridge Redevelopment. This 3.62 hectare masterplan is centred on the expanded Stonebridge Primary School, a Grade II Listed London Board School, with adjacent vacant sites providing 136 affordable housing units.
There are two principal elements within the masterplan; Hillside and Twybridge Way. Between them they provide a range of affordable residential types, including dedicated extra-care. The existing primary school site is proposed as a re-organised and expanded campus, integrated into new landscaping with a new traffic system to alleviate congestion.
A significant new public open space is proposed within the masterplan, to be organised as a linear park. This incorporates existing mature trees, together with new planting along a canal ‘feeder’ waterway linking the two sites. The park provides routes connecting the school to new and existing housing stock, along with recreation spaces and children’s play areas.
The implementation of the masterplan is phased, the first being the expansion of Stonebridge Primary School from 360 to 540 pupils (3FE), completed in 2018. The second phase is due to start on site in late 2020, comprising 51 apartments with commercial space for community use on Hillside, 22 terraced houses on Milton Avenue, and the new linear park.
The final phase of development is the Twybridge Way site, which is expected to start on site in 2022. This will comprise 36 extra-care apartments including support facilities, 13 residential apartments, and 14 detached and semi-detached houses.
Client: London Borough of Brent