Redevelopment for Council HQ
Fri 26 June 2015, 1:56 pm
Harrow Council will downsize its headquarters to make way for housing. The council is currently looking at sites to build a new Civic Centre within the Heart of Harrow opportunity area. This has been given a funding boost after the councilís successful bid for it to be designated as one of Londonís first housing zones.
“The Civic Centre and surrounding car park is one of the largest and most important redevelopment sites,” said David Sklair, regeneration project manager at Harrow Council. “There is a chronic shortage of affordable homes in Harrow – of good quality market homes for rent and of new homes for sale. We have pledged to deal with this and the regeneration strategy sets out how we will deliver 5,500 homes over the next decade.
“Our focus is on the Heart of Harrow area. That’s Harrow town centre, the whole length of Station Road, Wealdstone High Street, Kodak, the Leisure Centre and the current Civic Centre site. This is the heart of our business and commercial life, as well as an important high-density residential area. It’s where we have most of our main redevelopment sites. And it’s a very well-connected area, attractive to investors and developers.”
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