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Industrial power in Brent’s new neighbourhood of 3,350 homes

In a ceremony held this week, the groundbreaking SEGRO V-Park Grand Union reached a significant milestone as its highest structural feature, marking the “topping out” of the pioneering development.

This multi-storey industrial complex, located in Alperton, is set to provide 134,500 sq ft of flexible light industrial space over six storeys, supporting up to 250 jobs and apprenticeships.

“The Grand Union development is transforming an under-utilised industrial area into a thriving neighbourhood bursting with opportunity,” stated Councillor Shama Tatler, Cabinet Member for Planning, Regeneration, and Growth at Brent Council.

“Today marks a significant and exciting milestone at SEGRO V-Park Grand Union. Alperton has a rich industrial history, and we are proud to be building one of the country’s first multi-storey industrial developments here.”

David Sleath, CEO at SEGRO, noted the significance of the topping out, saying, “The topping out at SEGRO V-Park Grand Union is a significant milestone for this project. This is an innovative multi-storey development, which will deliver much-needed light industrial space in this area of London and forms part of an exciting housing-led scheme.

”V-Park Grand Union and the wider regeneration of the site demonstrate how delivering jobs and homes can come forward together.”

Piers Clanford, Chairman of St George Plc and Berkeley St Joseph, highlighted the collaborative efforts involved in the project, stating, “Working in partnership with the London Borough of Brent and the GLA, and in close consultation with the local community, Grand Union is an excellent example of our approach to transforming a brownfield site into a pioneering canalside neighbourhood with new homes, jobs, and over 50% open space.”

Jules Pipe, Deputy Mayor of London for Planning, Regeneration, and Skills, praised the development for meeting the needs of London, stating, “With a clear need for high-quality, sustainable homes and suitable industrial workspace in London, this development serves both needs and showcases how innovative multi-storey industrial premises can fit well into London’s urban landscape.

“It’s great to see SEGRO and St George, working in partnership and contributing to London’s growth by delivering affordable homes, jobs, and apprenticeships.”

SEGRO V-Park Grand Union is expected to be completed in early 2024.