Harrow Council are opening a consultation on a proposed £1.28m regeneration of the Lowlands recreation ground.
Adams & Sutherland will work in partnership with Assemble to produce plans for the Lowlands Recreation Ground by Harrow-on-the-Hill station with the aim of turning it into a “state-of-the-art town centre park”.
The project will include landscaping, a performance space, children’s play facilities, new pathways and an extension into Station Approach which aims to improve access for everyone that uses Harrow-on-the-Hill station. Harrow Arts Centre will work on a grand opening in August.
The plans are out to consultation until mid-February, with final plans in place by March.
Harrow Council Portfolio Holder for Planning and Regeneration, Cllr Keith Ferry, said: “We are committed to developing the economic heart of Harrow and putting the borough on the map. Supporting our Town Centre, local shopping centres, and businesses is at the heart of everything that we do at the Council and I am really excited about seeing how this project develops.”
The Council secured funding for the project through the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund. The Lowlands scheme is one of several projects which are part of the ‘Heart of Harrow’ project.
The Harrow and Wealdstone Area Action Plan (AAP) is the blueprint for the ‘Heart of Harrow’ and prioritises areas for regeneration that will boost the local economy. The plans include the borough’s two town centres in Harrow and Wealdstone, Station Road – which links them both, and the industrial land and open spaces surrounding Wealdstone, including the Kodak site, Headstone Manor, and Harrow Leisure Centre.
The masterplan aims to bring new investment into the area, including new businesses, creating 3,000 jobs, building 2,800 new homes and delivering the infrastructure needed from parks, transport and leisure to health and schools.