TfL, Chapman Taylor and PLACE at Future Cities Forum's 'Housing 2021'

CGI of Chapman Taylor's Umbrellahaus modular housing scheme

Transport for London (TfL), Chapman Taylor and PLACE (Pan-London Accommodation Collaborative Enterprise) will be joining Future Cities Forum's 'Housing 2021' event this week. The discussion will look at next year's developments in housing provision in London and the UK, which models will be effective in the affordable housing market, and the GLA's backing of temporary housing in the capital for the homeless.

TfL will be talking about its development around Wembley Park Station that will provide important new housing for London.

The proposals, which have now been given the go-ahead, include new retail and public realm enhancements, which will help to enliven the area and give TfL new operational space. TfL and Barratt London - working together as a joint venture - have been given the green light by Brent Council to bring forward their new development by Wembley Park London Underground station. The proposals will deliver 454 new homes, including 40% affordable housing and the entire development will cover a 16-acre site and will be delivered across five buildings. The new homes will be a mixture of studio, one, two and three-bedroom properties, suited to all types of households, including first time buyers, families and downsizers. The affordable homes will be offered as a combination of intermediate housing, such as shared ownership, and London Affordable Rent.

The development also has a focus on sustainability - environmental, economic and social benefits - incorporated throughout. For example, with the exception of blue badge parking, the scheme will be car-free for residents, helping improve air quality in the capital in line with the Mayor's Transport Strategy. The location of the development, next to Wembley Park station, enables new residents to easily use sustainable modes of transport, as it is serviced by both the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines as well as a number of bus routes. The provision of cycle parking within the development will also encourage residents to saddle up when making journeys. With green and biodiverse roofs, the planting of new trees and hedges, as well as wildlife-friendly landscaping such as bird boxes and bee bricks included as part of the scheme, the designs aim to positively enhance the local environment. The development will also use renewable