Harrow College submits, and nears contract award

Campusmaprail Outline plans have been submitted for 420 flats in buildings of up to 12 storeys in height at the Harrow College site in Harrow-on-the-Hill. Meanwhile, HBG and Shepherd are competing to win the £86m contract to build the new college.

HBG and Shepherd are in the running but Willmott Dixon and Wates have confirmed they will not be expressing an interest.

The new college is being funded by the Learning and Skills Council and is the largest single building project approved by the training agency. The new building, "One Harrow", is being designed as a focal point for a wider regeneration of the town, which will include an overhaul of the train station.

Gayton Library will be redeveloped and a music and cultural centre, car park and housing development will be built on the current site.

The pre-qualification documents are due back today. Tenders are expected to go out in the first week of September.

Once a contractor is chosen, work is likely to start on site in November and will be completed in time for the new term in September 2010.

Also, outline plans have been submitted for the construction of 420 flats in five blocks, rising from two to twelve storeys at the present Harrow College Site, on Lowlands Road. Harrow College of Further Education and LB Harrow are the clients proposing the £30 million scheme which is expected to commence on site during 2011. The scheme has been widely trailed, and has met with some local opposition.

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