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Topping Out ceremony marks important milestone for independent living scheme in Brent

Construction of a popular residential scheme at Honeypot Lane, Brent, has reached a significant milestone thanks to a collaboration between United Living and Brent Council.

United Living New Homes & Brent Council recently hosted a ‘Topping Out’ ceremony at Honeypot Lane, Kingsbury, marking a key project milestone – completing the main structure.

The Topping Out ceremony was attended by Adeola Oke (Project Manager at Brent Council), Anil Kershaw (Employers Agent Silvers) and Akin Adenubi (Development Manager at Brent Council.

Other guests included Councillor Shama Tatler, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning, Brent Council and Councillor Eleanor Southwood, Cabinet Member for Housing and Welfare Reform, Brent Council, and representatives from United Living. These included Steve Chapman, Regional Commercial Director. Denis Gavin, Senior Site Manager, Warren Lubin, Community Development Manager and Sadrick Vorster, Senior Quantity Surveyor.

Denis Gavin and Adeola Oke gave enthused speeches about the project and the collaborative approach by all parties to make it such a success. Steve Chapman concluded the formalities.

On behalf of Brent Council, United Living New Homes is delivering 61 independent one-bedroom, self-contained residential flats as part of their New Accommodation for Independent Living (NAIL) project.

When completed, the new properties will benefit from communal facilities, including a lounge and a dining/cafe area, multi-use room, assisted bathroom, buggy store, kitchen and an external landscaped courtyard. There will also be mobility scooter storage and parking.

These homes are part of the Brent council’s wider plan to build 1,000 new council homes for local residents in the next five years.

Nick Tijou, Managing Director, United Living New Homes South, said: “Improving the communities in which we work is a core value of our business and underpins everything we do. By providing new and improved accommodation for independent living in Brent, we are directly supporting Brent Council’s innovative NAIL project. It is wonderful to mark this construction milestone, and I will look forward to the successful delivery of these new properties.”

Councillor Eleanor Southwood, said: “I’m delighted to be adding these high-quality homes to our housing portfolio. They contribute to our ambition of building 1,700 new council homes by 2028. Residents who move into Honeypot Lane will be able to live as independently as they choose, with a level of support on hand that makes this possible.”

“I look forward to welcoming tenants to their new homes next summer.”

The new homes are due to be completed in summer 2022.