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Redevelopment plan submitted for Wembley Central Shopping Centre

St Modwen Developments Ltd, the development subsidiary of St Modwen Properties PLC, has submitted a detailed planning application to Brent Council for a £40 million redevelopment of the 1960s Wembley Central Shopping Centre, North London, which is owned jointly by St Modwen and Rotch Property Group.

The proposals for the ‘flagship’ scheme replace the front section of the existing centre and additional frontage property to be acquired with more than 20 shops and restaurants, a health and fitness centre, and convert the redundant five-storey office building Ramsey House into a 120-bedroom hotel. The existing 270 space car park beneath the centre will be refurbished and connected to the centre by a new access and lifts.

Manor Court and Lodge Court, two blocks of local authority flats, are retained and 223 new residential apartments to include social and affordable accommodation, are planned adjacent to and above the centre.

The scheme will form a major part of the regeneration of the Wembley Central area linking in with substantial improvements to the rail station which will gain an impressive entrance onto a new public square as well as improved access and lifts to the platform.

A crowd management strategy for the shopping centre and rail station has also been agreed and a new footbridge over the railway is to be provided as part of the package of improvements for the upgrading of Wembley Central rail station.

The scheme is being brought forward to try to meet the timescale for the re-opening of Wembley Stadium. St Modwen Developments are aiming to be on site towards the end of the year and the scheme is scheduled to be opened in phases over two years.

Killian Morris of St Modwen Developments, said: “We are working closely with Brent Council, the railway and tracks operators and the police in driving this scheme forward.

“It is vital that the town centre is underpinned at the same time that the area of Wembley Stadium is being redeveloped.”

For further information contact Killian Morris on 020 7499 5666. Issued by

Paul Raymer of Howle Chapman Raymer (0121-236-7771).