New Homes, Safer Homes

Kelso Cochrane House - 175-177 Kensal Road

The new Kelso Cochrane House Apartments

Kelso Cochrane House on Kensal Road and Kelso Cochrane Lane, is one of the Phase 1 sites that is being developed by the Council and will provide 38 new homes – 28 at social rent and 10 at intermediate rent for key workers – alongside a medical centre and supermarket for the local community.

The social rent homes are made up of 10 one-bedroom homes, nine two-bedroom homes, eight three-bedroom homes and one four-bedroom home. For the key workers homes, there will be one one-bedroom home, eight two-bedroom homes and one three-bedroom home.

The contractor Willmott Dixon started work on the development in the summer of 2021 and is scheduled to be completed and ready for residents to move in by spring 2024.

Kelso Cochrane remembered

Kelso Cochrane House was named after Kelso Cochrane whose life was tragically cut short when attacked and murdered by a gang of white youths in Notting Hill while on his way home in 1959. No-one was ever convicted of his murder and those responsible are still free. His family and friends still continue the fight for justice to this day.

A naming ceremony was held on Wednesday 17 May 2023 – the anniversary of Kelso Cochrane’s death – 64 years since his murder – to ensure Kelso is remembered and never forgotten.

Kelso is very much part of the history of this borough and a reminder of how important striving to be better for all and securing justice is. 

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Last updated: 8 February 2024