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Opportunity knocks in Harrow

Fri 18 March 2016, 10:41 am

Harrow Council is looking for a development partner to deliver a regeneration programme during the next decade worth 1.75 billion.

Revealed at the “Why Harrow? Why now?” conference, which took place on 17 March at MIPIM, the global property conference in Cannes, Paul Nichols told delegates that the focus would be on “changing the style, pace and density” of the town centre.

Development opportunities in the borough were discussed at the session, which featured the council’s divisional director of regeneration and planning, Paul Nichols, who successfully completed the Cycle to MIPIM challenge, a 1,452km journey from London, as part of a team that raised £370,000 for charity.

Development opportunities are “waiting to be exploited” in Harrow, according to executive director for housing and land at the Greater London Authority (GLA), David Lunts, who was also on the panel. Harrow was one of the first boroughs in London to be given housing zone status – a scheme set up by the GLA to provide extra funding and provisions for housebuilding.

The lack of workspace for small firms, the 2,800 homes planned for Harrow and Wealdstone and the council’s plan to move its Civic Centre base to free up land for 1,000 homes were topics also discussed at the session.

Also on the panel were Jamie Ounan, director at project and management consultancy, Inner Circle and Ali Ravenshad from architecture, design and development management company, Dandi Living.

The event was chaired by Toby Fox, managing director at 3Fox International, which publishes BIG magazine.

View photos of Harrow at MIPIM below:

Estates Gazette has conducted research into development opportunities in Harrow, which you can read here.  

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