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1,800 new homes in north-west London

A partnership between leading housebuilder The Hill Group and Pinnacle Investments has entered into a contract with the United Colleges Group, to redevelop two sites in Dollis Hill and Wembley which will together deliver over 1,800 new homes.

The parcel of land off Dudden Hill Lane, which is earmarked for approximately 1,500 new, energy efficient, mixed tenure homes, and the site off Wembley Park Drive, which will gain around a further 300 new homes, are both well-connected and popular residential locations.

The deal will enable United Colleges Group to consolidate and build a new state-of-the-art educational campus on Olympic Way, close to Wembley Park station. United Colleges was established in 2017 following the merger of the College of North West London and City of Westminster College and focuses predominantly on vocational courses. Green skills, including engineering and the built environment, will be the focus of the ambitious new Wembley Park facility. The United Colleges Group were advised by Bidwells.

Andy Hill, Group Chief Executive at The Hill Group said: “The delivery of high-quality, large-scale projects in strategic partnership is at the heart of The Hill Group’s approach, and we are pleased to be working with Pinnacle on this new venture. Being the lead developer on over 1,800 much-needed new homes in this important area of London is a testament to our track record and reputation for placemaking and regeneration. In collaboration with Brent Council and United Colleges we look forward to embarking on this exciting new project that will bring long-term benefits to Dollis Hill and Wembley, and deliver quality sustainable new homes for residents, both now and in the future.”

Christopher Turnbull, Managing Director at Pinnacle Investments commented: “It is a great start to our partnership with Hill to secure these two North West London sites. We look forward to working collaboratively with our partner and other stakeholders to deliver high-quality, sustainable, mixed tenure homes and through long term investment and stewardship of place support the creation of a successful new community that also provides for existing neighbouring communities.”

Stephen Davis, CEO and Principal at United Colleges Group said: “The sale of our existing campuses at Willesden and Wembley is a crucial step in making sure that the College of North West London continues to deliver world class education and skills for the residents of Brent and the wider London community. We celebrated 130 years of unbroken further education provision in Brent earlier this year, and our new campus on Olympic Way will allow us to continue to do that. The state-of-the-art facility will be fully equipped for the digital students of the future, through our designation as a flagship college for our key delivery partner, Microsoft. Our continued relationship with Hill will ensure that we deliver on this ambition for our students whilst also leaving a legacy of much needed housing for Brent at our previous campus sites.”