Anmer Lodge in Stanmore which has long been identified for regeneration by Harrow Council now has plans for new homes, a retail unit and new car parking spaces.
Following an agreement between Harrow Council, Notting Hill Housing and Marks and Spencer, the site was sold on Tuesday 13 October.
The sale of the 2.65 acre site will, hopes the council, now pave the way for 120 new homes (50 affordable), and a 1,692 square metre retail unit which will house a new Marks and Spencer Simply Foods store. There will also be an additional 50 non residential car parking spaces on top of the 151 existing spaces.
Cllr Keith Ferry, portfolio holder for regeneration said: “I am pleased the Anmer Lodge site has finally been sold to make way for much needed affordable homes as well as helping the local economy through the creation of new jobs with the new retail space. The site has long been earmarked for redevelopment and will bring lots of benefits to residents, businesses and the local community.”
The project is expected to complete in 2020 with works expected to begin around spring 2016.