• Architecture
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Welford Centre, Brent


As part of our new masterplan for the redevelopment of the Chalkhill Estate in Brent, our brief was to design a community building that could serve local residents and become a new focal point for the neighbourhood.

An influential factor of the design is the relationship and interaction between the different spaces within the community hub. Consequently, we devised an L-shaped building footprint where each wing provides a distinct function. Activities provided in the completed building are as a direct result of community input, and include a café, exhibition space, medical centre, two multi-purpose halls and a number of other flexible spaces to accommodate anything from small meetings to group exercise classes. New homes were also provided above these facilities to subsidise the community spaces.

For more details, read our Project Story.

Project Details:

The final piece of regeneration for the Chalkhill Estate – providing valuable facilities for the local community.

Client: Metropolitan Housing Trust

Construction Value: £12m

Completion: 2008

Location: Brent


  • Affordable Home Ownership Awards 2007, Best Regeneration Project: Shortlisted
  • What House? Awards 2005, Best Partnership Development: Gold medal
  • LDSA Built-in Quality Awards 2005, Regeneration Award: Shortlisted
  • National Housing Awards 1998, Best Funding Solution: Winner

Image: Tim Crocker