Hundreds of jobs and apprenticeships will be offered as part of plans for a new six-storey industrial building in North London.
Brent Council confirmed the development at Alperton’s Grand Union will provide 500 job opportunities during construction.
Described as the “first multi-storey industrial development in the UK”, it will support wider regeneration of the area that includes the building of 3,000 new homes.
The SEGRO V-Park Grand Union will house 20 individual units, shared meeting rooms, wellness areas and more than 100 car parking spaces.
Regeneration lead councillor Shama Tatler said: “SEGRO V-Park Grand Union is a welcome addition to the borough.
“Not only will it support hundreds of new jobs during its construction, but it will also provide high quality industrial floorspace suitable for operating across a range of uses.
“V-Park will attract a range of occupiers – from start-up to more established businesses.
“Later this year we will be welcoming our first residents to Grand Union as part of our partnership with St George and we look forward to seeing them settle into their new homes as the development transforms into a thriving place to live, work and connect.”
Construction of the building, which the council said will “maximise space and accessibility on just a 1.7-acre plot of land”, is set to start in summer next year.
Local councillor Anton Georgiou said he was pleased to see work opportunities come to the area but warned against overdevelopment.
He said: “I welcome the potential for jobs and apprenticeships that SEGRO V-Park Grand Union brings to our area and I hope that many Alperton residents will be the beneficiaries of these new opportunities.
“However, as the Liberal Democrat ward councillor I’ll also continue to call on Brent Council to prioritise the need for other required infrastructure for existing local residents to mitigate the impact of extensive development, like St. George on Beresford Avenue and large tower blocks elsewhere in Alperton.”