Willmott Dixon has been given the green light for a mixed-use development of 112 new homes at 300 Harrow Road
Westminster City Council gave the nod to the Harrow Road development.
Harrow Road will deliver comfortable, modern homes that are environmentally sustainable. Each home will have an air source heat pump, and residents will benefit from solar panels, rainwater collection, and living roofs, resulting in reduced carbon emissions and overall lower energy costs.
The development will consist of one, two- and three-bedroom homes to suit a variety of households with 50% affordable, either social or intermediate rent, allowing a wide range of people the chance to live in the heart of London.
Willmott Dixon will work with the architect Child Graddon Lewis.
The affordable homes will be let to people who live and work locally, helping to address the need for more social and intermediate housing in the area.
Alongside new homes, the mixed-use development will deliver over 1,400 square metres of community facilities including a new community hall, nursery, flexible workspace and canal-side café. The development will also improve the surrounding green space, activating the area and giving residents easy access to Regents Canal.
300 Harrow Road will be among the first delivered by Westminster Builds, the council’s wholly-owned company established to help deliver the council’s ambitious regeneration and development programme.
The affordable homes will be part-funded by the sale of the private homes at 300 Harrow Road, allowing the council to maximise the number of affordable homes for the community.
Opportunities beyond the site
James Felsted, director at Child Graddon Lewis, said: “Harrow Road is a fantastic illustration of a local authority showing imagination and ambition with existing council land.
“The extensive improvements to the wider landscape and public realm capitalise on the canal and provide benefit for the wider community, demonstrating the possibilities of civic-led development. By grasping opportunities beyond the site boundary, new development can positively impact whole neighbourhoods and beyond.”
Chris Tredget, managing director for Willmott Dixon in London and East said: “We’re looking forward to getting started on site now that planning permission has been given.
“Everyone is proud of what a positive impact Dudley House had in providing much needed new homes for people in Westminster and the same team are now focused on doing exactly the same at 300 Harrow Road, which will further stimulate growth in the local economy and bring new jobs, especially during the construction phase when we’ll be buying local whenever we can.”