RCKa has been appointed by Brent Council to deliver an industrial intensification and residential co-location masterplan vision and urban design framework for Staples Corner.
Strategically located at the intersection of the North Circular, the M1 and the Midland Main Line, Staples Corner is an important industrial location, serving London’s need for both logistics and manufacture. With the opening of Brent Cross West station later this year, the emergence of a new town centre at Brent Cross, and the introduction of over 2,000 homes, the area is rapidly undergoing a transformation which could see it become a well-known destination in London.
This appointment builds upon RCKa’s residential and co-location expertise and recent work supporting Brent on the production of the Staples Corner Design Code. This included the successful implementation of an engagement strategy for the area, which established community-led guiding principles for the masterplan vision.
The main aims of the Staples Corner Masterplan project are to:
- Intensify industrial uses within the Strategic Industrial Land Area to support business and employment growth.
- Establish an urban design framework which can accommodate a mix of new uses, including 2,200 new homes, a proportion of which will be affordable.
- Drive the development of the Staples Corner area with a community-led approach, which gains buy-in and momentum from the existing population.
The project is a collaboration with our friends at 5th Studio who bring industrial and public-realm expertise, and the work of excellent consultants such as PRD, Alan Baxter and XCO2. Our partnership will enable Brent Council to deliver a thoughtful, socially responsive and implementable vision for the future of Staples Corner.