The site

The site is located on the eastern side of Scrubs Lane, whilst St Mary’s Catholic Cemetery lies to the north and east. The site benefits from over 140 metres of frontage onto the Grand Union Canal which is located to the immediate south of the site.

The site is only 200 metres from Wormwood Scrubs, one of London’s largest open spaces.

The site measures 0.33 hectares (0.81 acres) in total and has been in long-standing use as a tyre supplier and fitters, whose lease is coming to an end shortly.

The site features large areas of hard-standing with no permanent buildings within the boundary. There is a ramp that provides vehicle access from Scrubs Lane down to the tyre fitting garage. There is an approximately 2.7 metre level difference between Scrubs Lane and the canalside level. 

Existing site

The site currently benefits from good access to public transport. Both Kensal Green and Willesden Junction stations are within a 15-minute walk of the site, while the 220 bus route also runs with a stop 100m north. Once completed, the site will benefit from the new Old Oak Common Station, a 5-minute walk east, providing access to both HS2 and Crossrail via the Elizabeth Line. 

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Emerging development

North Kensington Gate (South) is located at 101-129A Scrubs Lane, immediately north of Mitre Wharf.

The project was designed by Allies and Morrison architects as a mixed-use development, with consent for 208 homes (up to 24 storeys) and commercial floorspace. Demolition works have commenced, with full construction expected to start in early 2022.

North Kensington Gate

Mitre Yard is located at 104-110 Scrubs Lane. The scheme was designed by Make Architects, with consent for 241 homes (up to 21 storeys) and commercial floorspace. Development has commenced at the site.

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