Sixty Neasden Lane has transformed Locally Strategic Industrial Land (LSIL) in Brent, north west London, into a mixed-use development that will play its part in the wider regeneration of Neasden town centre.
The scheme accommodates 121 affordable apartments, which are being managed by Clarion over the long-term, alongside affordable workspace.
A four-storey commercial building forms a buffer between the residential accommodation and the noise and pollution from Neasden Lane, and provides over 2,000 sq m of flexible commercial use for SMEs to drive investment into the area.
The buildings share a simple palette of materials, with a black engobed semi-glazed brick providing a contrast to the subdued warmth of buff and brown bricks and ‘pearl gold’ finish to the metal components. Large semi-recessed balconies are bedded into strong brick frames, lending the building a sense of firmness while providing a useful function as privacy screens.