Joint venture secures greenlight for 460 new homes in Harrow
A joint venture between property firms Barratt London and the Hyde Group has received the greenlight to build hundreds of homes in Harrow.
Harrow View LLP secured reserved matters permission for the project, which is part of the mixed-use Kodak factory development.
Phase one of the Harrow View East scheme, designed by architects Pollard Thomas Edwards, will deliver 460 homes along with car parking and cycle storage facilities.
It will also create landscaping in the form of a park with pedestrian and cycle routes spanning the length of the site.
Additionally, the project will include an energy centre to accommodate future energy needs and more than 6,458 sq ft of community space.
Harrow View said the energy centre will retain the site’s “iconic” Kodak chimney.
Barratt and Hyde acquired a large portion of the 30-acre former industrial complex a year ago. Future phases of the development, which could include homes, offices and retail space, are forecast to create up to 1,500 jobs.
Barratt London’s regional land and development director, Matt Calladine, commented: “We are delighted to have secured reserved matters consent for the first phase of Harrow View East.
“We look forward to continuing our work with Hyde Group to breathe new life into this landmark site, providing much needed new homes and amenities for the area.”
He added: “We have a strong track record of working together on projects that deliver high quality homes and benefits for local people, including the Harrow Square development near Harrow-on-the-Hill station.”
Hyde Group’s operations director for development, Tom Shaw, commented: “This is an important first step in the delivery of this key site. The housing shortage in London will only be solved if we all play our part and work together.
“The Harrow View East site is a prime example of how partnerships, between organisations like Barratt London and Hyde, can deliver many of the new homes that the people of Harrow and London so desperately need.”
Construction will start this summer.