The release of the first 47 homes at Artisan Place, located on Ladysmith Road, sold rapidly and the next phase is expected to be fully occupied by summer 2016. The development by Barratt Homes will offer 189 new homes in a range of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, and three- and four-bedroom houses built in a courtyard setting, creating a new quarter for Wealdstone, and area of Harrow that will see significant investment in the coming years with the relocation of the council’s Civic Centre to its high street. Part of the development includes seven one and two-bedroom apartments for shared ownership and twelve one and two-bedroom apartments for affordable rent, managed by housing association Origin Housing. All homes in the development will feature energy- efficient electric heating, solar power and water-saving measures. Councillor Keith Ferry, deputy leader of Harrow Council, says: “This development will provide much needed, high quality private and affordable homes in Wealdstone. Over the next five years the area will be transformed with new homes, creative workspaces, the relocation of Harrow’s Civic Centre and new public spaces. The scheme retains the historic Colart head office, once the home of art paint manufacturer Winsor and Newton, on the site. It will provide an innovative creative industries hub that will integrate employment into this mixed-use housing development. The Greater London Authority-subsidised workspace for those working in the creative industries is due to be operational from summer 2016. Harrow Council is working to select a workspace provider for the scheme. Once opened, the space will be available for creative organisations from across London.