Vision shaping Harrow’s success

Harrow Council’s vision for the borough’s future is helping development happen, as a panel session at MIPIM explored.

Paul Nichols, from Harrow Council, gave an overview of the vision for a better Harrow, which should deliver a new civic centre, and a significant number of new homes in the Opportunity Area around Wealdstone and Harrow on the Hill. He explained much will be delivered directly by the council, or in 50:50 joint ventures on public sector land

Juliemma McLoughlin of the GLA was also positive, she said: “We see Harrow as one of the real doers. We see the work as genuinely transformational – done in the right way, embedding good design from the start.”

Tom Shaw of Hyde Housing, the developer behind the regeneration of the Kodak site, said: “Five years ago we had no stock in Harrow, but now it represents around 20% of our programme. We bought in to the vision for a better Harrow.”

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