St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, has celebrated a landmark in the redevelopment of the area with the launch of a new public square and the completion of the first phase of its Wembley Central development.
The square, which forms part of the first phase of the £90m redevelopment and brings some much needed new open public space to Wembley’s thriving high street, has now been officially opened at an event attended by London Borough of Brent officers and elected members and representatives from St. Modwen.
Killian Morris, senior development manager at St. Modwen, said: “It is tremendously uplifting to see the public square open for the local community to enjoy. The square will provide a far more pleasant and safer environment outside Wembley Central train station, as well as providing a natural meeting place for shoppers, residents and visitors to the town centre.
“Wembley Central has huge potential as a vibrant shopping destination, with a train and tube station and the public square at its heart. It is excellent to see national retailers responding to the investment we have put into the town centre and opening major new stores within our scheme. Wembley can now start to compete on a more level playing field with North West London’s out-of-town retail centres and the new development in and around Wembley Stadium.”
The completion coincided with the opening of a major new 32,000 sq ft TK Maxx store which joins the scheme hot on the heels of Bonmarche and Peacocks which share 15,700 sq ft.
As well as the public square, the Wembley Central development will provide 135,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space, together with 24,000 sq ft of offices at Ramsey House and Central Apartments, a development of 117 private apartments to complement 85 affordable homes already completed on site.