A total of 250 new homes will be built on land previously used by a former school.

A deal was signed this week between Brent Council and developer Wates to build the homes on the site east of Cecil Avenue in Wembley.

The land previously housed the former Copland School building, which has since been demolished after the school became Ark Elvin Academy and a new school was built next to the former site.

Brent Council says it intends to redevelop the unoccupied land into a courtyard development of five to nine storeys with apartments and maisonettes ranging from one to four bedrooms.

Cllr Shama Tatler shakings hands with Wates partners at the site (Image: Brent Council)

The new development will also house commercial units and community floorspace.

Another 54 homes will be built along with workspace units and a café at Ujima House opposite the site.

The council says 152 of the Cecil Avenue homes will be private homes, and the other 152 properties in both Cecil Avenue and Ujima House will be affordable homes for council tenants and people on middle incomes.

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Cllr Shama Tatler, cabinet member for regeneration, planning, and growth, said: “This is fantastic news for residents of this up-and-coming area.

“The vision is to revitalise the eastern end of the High Road of the town centre, linking the established Wembley Central to the new Wembley Park neighbourhood emerging around the stadium.”

Brent Council and Wates members at the Cecil Avenue site (Image: Brent Council)

Nick Williams, regional managing director at Wates, said: “Our guiding principle is that everyone deserves a great place to live, and these modern new homes will be warm, comfortable and safe to live in.

“Not only that but we will be working with the local community to deliver these mixed-tenure homes. This means employing the services of local businesses and people along the way to help regenerate the area and inspire a new community.”