Delivering affordable housing following the Harlesden Neighbourhood Plan.
Brent CLT was established in response to the lack of local affordable housing identified by the Harlesden Neighbourhood Forum. The Neighbourhood Plan included a commitment to explore community-led housing locally.
A steering group identified a development site in collaboration with Brent Council and developed their functional brief through a series of capacity studies and workshops.
They are looking at a rented scheme aimed at homeless single people and couples, who are typically not prioritised by local authority registers. The site lends itself to a modular or pre-fabricated construction, which it is hoped will minimise construction costs.
How we’re helping
We facilitated meetings on organisational structure for CLH projects coming out of the Neighbourhood Forum, 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 proposals are formalised.