Affordable housing by the community for the community.
Brent CLT was established in response to the lack of local affordable housing across Brent, when the Harlesden Neighbourhood Forum originally included a commitment to explore community-led housing locally in their Neighbourhood Plan.
A steering group identified a development site in collaboration with Brent Council. They recruited more members and volunteers from across the borough, and developed a functional brief through a series of capacity studies and workshops.
The site lends itself to a modular or pre-fabricated construction, which it is hoped will minimise construction costs. They are looking at a rented scheme aimed at homeless single people and couples, and are looking for more members to join locally and get involved.
How we’re helping
We facilitated meetings on organisational structure and have supported work on project vision and viability. There has been funding from the council for a project coordinator, and we are helping to assemble the professional team, and explore modern methods of construction, as the concept is formalised.