The Carlton and Granville Centres site is one of the additional sites that is now included in within the revised 2016 Masterplan for South Kilburn.
Following on from Cabinet approval of the procurement of a design team in November 2016 Brent Council are committed to taking forward a review of the options for the site and conduct in-depth engagement with the local community and the appointed design team. Brent Council envisage that the site would still deliver an Enterprise Hub, Education/Community Space and Housing, with the priorities being: to secure a permanent enterprise hub, to secure the future of the Nursery School, to secure the future of the Barnardo’s operated Children’s Centre (within the South Kilburn area although not necessarily on this site) and to secure the future of The Granville Kitchen and Otherwise Club as being incorporated into the Enterprise Hub space.
Taking the site forward with Adam Khan Architects, the Council are seeking to ensure that there is robust consultation, which can ensure the review of the viability of a complete demolition versus retaining all/parts of the building.
Adam Khan Architects
Adam Khan Architects has been chosen by Brent Council to develop and transform the Carlton and Granville Centres Site in collaboration with local stakeholders for the second phase of this £6 million project. This site is at the heart of Brent’s ambitious housing programme and will be the much-needed home for numerous community organisations including Granville Plus Nursery School, a Children’s Centre, an Enterprise Hub and a Community Kitchen.
Adam Khan Architects’ design approach is one of creative re-use, to create a truly joined up neighbourhood centre with a strong sense of place. The new neighbourhood centre will provide genuinely adaptable workspace and community infrastructure. It will be an attractive, socially active destination in the heart of South Kilburn.
South Kilburn is seeing great change locally and it is vital that this neighbourhood centre maintains a sense of continuity and connection with its past. The existing centres are well-loved and supported by the local communities. The future success of this project is key to maintaining and building a shared inclusive identity for the area.
Meaningful and inclusive consultation is at the core of this project.
“We are excited and honoured to be joining the local community to nurture and grow these well-loved resources, and build new facilities which empower this growing and changing neighbourhood.” Adam Khan, Adam Khan Architects
Adam Khan Architects’ multi-disciplinary team includes: Practice Architecture - Collaborating Architect Daisy Froud - Consultation Specialist Structure Workshop - Structural Engineers Ritchie + Daffin - M&E Engineer Peter Dann - Civil & Drainage Engineers ALN Acoustic Design - Acoustic Consultant Velocity - Transport Consultant JCLA - Landscape Architects The Landscape Partnership - Ecology Consultant Salusai - Fire Consultant Point 2 Surveyors - Daylight/Sunlight Consultant SafeScope - CDM Principal Designer
The Key Stakeholders
Granville Community Kitchen
Granville Community Kitchen empowers community through food related activities enabling the South Kilburn community to access nutritious, affordable and sustainable food. Granville Community Kitchen reaches out to marginalised people in the community such as those with longterm health conditions, learning disabled adults and those experiencing hunger and food insecurity. It builds food literacy, skills and confidence. This is achieved through cookery classes, volunteering opportunities, and organic food gardening.
Granville Community Kitchen reduces isolation and strengthens community cohesion through regular group activities including community meals, film nights and community events. GCK works in partnership at the moment with The Otherwise Club, City Harvest London, Marks & Spencers, North Paddington Food Bank and Nur Projects.
Granville Plus Children's Centre
We offer the following services:
Stay and play groups
Support for young parents
Support and information on how get in to work
Speech and language support
Child minding network
Guidance on how to access training
Sessions for dads and male carers
Breast feeding support
Baby health clinics
Information and support for expectant parents and carers
Opportunities to become a volunteer
Information and advice for parents who are worried about
their child’s health and/or development
Classes for parents and carers
Special needs group
Granville Plus Nursery School
Who Are We For?
Granville Plus Nursery School is a maintained nursery school, funded by the government via Brent Children and Young People Department:
Places funded by Nursery Education Grants for vulnerable 2 Year Olds (NEG2) and for 3 and 4 year olds (NEG3/4).
We also take babies from 6 months funded by parental fees.
The School also has funded places for children with additional needs. We have additionally resourced provision for children with Autism (Horizon), for children with a range of significant educational and medical needs (CWD places) – for children locally and from across Brent.
We take children who are being supported by Social Care, as part of Brent’s provision.
Our opening hours can support parents who work or study full time; we open currently from 8am to 6pm, for 48 weeks of the year.
Funded places for children with additional needs are allocated by the Under Fives Specialist Panel, based on an Early Help Assessment submitted by a professional involved with the child.
Ethos and Values
Confident Learners with Strong Communication Skills: We want children at Granville Plus to feel confident and valued, safe and secure (emotionally as well as physically). We believe children have a right to be heard and to have opinions. We want to foster children’s autonomy. We encourage them to make decisions, and we involve them in dealing with the outcomes of their actions.
Collaborative Relationships: We aim to learn from parents’ knowledge of their children, and we seek to involve parents in their children’s learning. Every child has a Home Visit before starting, and we involve parents in settling their child.
A Challenging Curriculum to develop Children’s Creativity: We want each child to develop to his or her fullest potential across the whole range of possibilities. We have high expectations of children’s achievement. We also aim to develop children’s dispositions towards learning. Children learn in an integrated way, and we aim to support this, in both child-initiated and adult- initiated experiences.
We accept the Play Safety Forum principle that "children both need and want to take risks in order to explore limits, venture into new experiences, and develop their capacities, from a very young age and from their earliest play experiences", and believe this equally applies to children with disabilities. We therefore aim to provide controlled opportunities for children to encounter and learn to manage risk, thus equipping them to deal with similar hazards in the wider world.
The School operates a "free-flow" between the inside areas and the outside garden. Children can choose where they wish to develop their learning, inside or out, and in and out of the different rooms.
The children are free to choose where they will concentrate their play and learning, be this inside or outside.
The garden is therefore an integral part of our planned curriculum. As far as possible it is available throughout the day, in most weathers, with adults joining the children in their play. The garden is an essential part of how we work. It is an exploratory learning space, not a park.
We have a long tradition of taking children out on trips to stimulate and extend their learning. Trips out are fun. They are also an extension of the School’s work, and parents are always involved.
We uphold British Values, which we believe underpin human rights. All children have a right to take part in everything we offer, even those with significant needs.
"The best way to prepare children for adult life is to give them what they need as children”. Tina Bruce
The Otherwise Club
The Otherwise Club is a community centre for families choosing to learn together without school. It provides opportunities to meet regularly, exchange views, offer mutual support, as well as organise activities and trips for families with at least one child of school age out of school.
With many families involved, The Otherwise Club has evolved into a community centre for home educating families, with the aims of:
providing regular social space for families to exchange views, ideas and support each other
providing workshops, group activities and trip in the UK and abroad chosen by members and in which all members are able to participate
The Otherwise Club has been based at The Granville since its inception in 1993 and has become an important part ofthe landscape in South Kilburn.
The South Kilburn Trust
The South Kilburn Trust is a leading local charity supporting the communities of South Kilburn. We provide a range of local services including: Business Start-Up Advice, Employment and Training Advice, Elder's Lunch Club, Outdoor Gym, ASK – Free Legal Advice, Summer Sports, Weekly Walking, Group Community Spaces to Rent, Community Events.
In 2018, we will be running the newly re-launched The Granville which will offer:
To find out more visit www.southkilburntrust.org or www.thegranville.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Concord Cafe
The Concord Cafe is no longer based on the Carlton & Granville Centres site.