Chesterfield House

Addressing calls to re-energise the High Road, the form and materiality of the building offer a unique balance of confident urban image and a gentle, engaging response. The scheme demonstrates the value of exemplary design in delivering higher density housing in town centres.

 

A new focus for Wembley

The scheme sits on a prominent junction on the Wembley High Road, an important retail area which has undergone negligible redevelopment in recent years compared to the nearby Wembley Stadium developments. During planning, the team successfully argued that the height was appropriate in this location given the extensive transport links, the quality of the building design, the various benefits offered to the community, and wider regeneration opportunities.

The design of the 21 and 26 storey towers act as visual regeneration markers, refocussing development towards the heart of Wembley town centre, whilst freeing the maximum possible area at ground floor for a new public square in the heart of the community, maximising new opportunities and connections at a local level. The result is a unique massing response, with the towers softened by the subtle splaying of elevations and stepped terraces.

The facades have been carefully designed to add richness, provide character, and to be read at a range of scales. Spandrels of white glazed sawtooth bricks are used on the towers, and the ground floor elevations are finished in high quality green glazed brick and concrete surrounds.

Chesterfield House is a fantastic new asset for the area and an architecturally superb building that we believe represents a real step-change in quality for Wembley, and acts as a regeneration marker for the High Road.
Alex Hall
Senior Development Manager at HUB

Build to Rent Community

Chesterfield House will focus on developing homes for working Londoners. The final scheme was delivered for the build to rent sector and is operated by B2R spacialists Realstar as ‘Uncle Wembley’. Uncle will manage all 239 apartments, including 68 discount market rent apartments. Communal amenities include a fitness studio wall, meditation studio, a rooftop terrace and BBQ area, and an indoor basketball court.

Client: Hub Residential
Collaborators: Ubu Design, Whitby Wood, Max Fordham, Stride Treglown, Henry Construction
Size: 239 Build to Rent Homes
Location: Wembley, London Borough of Brent
Photography: Jack Hobhouse