Shaun Wallace, the ‘dark destroyer’ from ITV quiz show The Chase, joined in the celebrations to mark new and improved facilities becoming available at Harrow Leisure Centre.
Investment of £2 million will expand popular Harrow Arts Centre (HAC) in Hatch End, which has seen demand outstripping the space available.
There were 170 responses to a consultation on a new library, which is a key element of new public space in the centre of Harrow.
Harrow Council appointed new chief executive, Sean Harriss, in February. Formerly chief executive at Bolton and Lambeth councils, Harriss was most recently head at oneSource, which provides back office support services for local government and other public services.
Redrow Homes launched the final apartments at its popular Lyon Square development in Harrow during the summer.
Land Securities received outline planning permission for the 23-ha former Kodak site in 2012 and is now preparing a fresh application for the huge project to build up to 1,800 homes, a primary school, medical centre, shops and offices.