The £320m plans had been approved by Harrow Council and the Mayor of London. “Harrow View” will be turned from factory to 985 new homes, a new primary school, medical centre, shops and offices. Kodak will remain on a large part of the site and continue operations there. Work is due to start in early 2014.
Land Securities have been working with Harrow Council for three years on the project to turn the Kodak and Zoom Leisure sites in Wealdstone into a new mixed use employment and residential area. The site is the largest single development site in the borough for a generation, covering 40 acres.
The master plan for the site, which was developed in partnership with Harrow Council and following a series of workshops with the community and local councillors, forms a key part of Harrow Councils plans for the “Heart of Harrow” project.
LB Harrow Portfolio Holder for planning and regeneration, Cllr Keith Ferry said: “It has been a long time in the planning and I am delighted that we have now received the final green light from Government.
“The next ten years will see a transformation of an area that has been historically very important to Harrow. As a Council we are determined to deliver on our promise to regenerate and build the most sustainable community in Harrow and to establish a thriving residential and commercial centre.”