REGENERATION

With a number of large underused sites primed for redevelopment, this desirable part of north West London is about to be revitalised.

Listed below are some of the key developments that will emerge in the near future:

1. WHITEFRIARS STUDIOS

The former Winsor and Newton building has been transformed to create studio spaces for start up creative businesses.
Status – Complete

2. BELMONT PRIMARY SCHOOL

To fulfill the needs of a growing neighbourhood, the primary school has expanded to create 210 new school places.
Status – Complete

3. WEALDSTONE SQUARE

The new Town Square will offer an open space for hosting events and will give residents and workers a new public space to enjoy.
Status – due 2019

4. HARROW OFFICES

New Council offices and community facilities, including improved public realm and pedestrian traffic flow.
Status – due 2020

5. MARLBOROUGH PRIMARY SCHOOL

This school has recently been entirely rebuilt to provide a safe learning environment with improved facilities.
Status – Complete

6. POET’S CORNER

A residential led, mixed use urban quarter with 850 new homes, a new school, commercial space and landscaped Gardens.
Status – due 2021

7. HARROW CENTRAL DEPOT

Proposed redevelopment of the Central Depot site will provide new spaces and better facilities for Harrow Council.
Status – due 2020

8. GREENVILLE WAY

Currently a car park, this site is being considered for a range of options including; homes, offices, retail, hotel and leisure.
Status – TBC

9. STATION ROAD

Public realm improvements to the shopping parade includes more space for pedestrians, better seating and wayfinding.
Status – Complete

10. ST ANNS ROAD

Public realm improvements to the shopping parade includes more space for pedestrians, better seating and wayfinding.
Status – Complete

11. HARROW SQUARE

Harrow Square is delivering 318 homes and retail space, a new town square and a new central library.
Status – due 2019

12. LOWLANDS RECREATION GROUND

This important community resource was recently remodelled with new entrances, planting, play areas and a cafe to create a pleasant leafy environment.
Status – Complete

CONNECTIONS

Harrow & Wealdstone is an interchange station served by London Overground, Northwestern Railway, Southern and London Underground services, making it an ideal location for business commuters.

BAKERLOO LINE
(From Harrow & Wealdstone Station)
Paddington / 28 mins
Oxford Circus / 37 mins
Waterloo / 45 mins

NATIONAL RAIL
(From Harrow & Wealdstone Station)
Watford Junction / 6 mins
Euston / 15 mins
Milton Keynes / 45 mins

CAR
(From Harrow & Wealdstone)
M25 / 25 mins
M1/ 20 mins
M40 / 30 mins
Brent Cross / 30 mins

BUS
(From Harrow & Wealdstone)
No.140 / to Heathrow
No.182 / to Brent Cross
No.340 / to Edgware
No.186 / to Northwick Hospital

OVERGROUND
(From Harrow & Wealdstone Station)
Watford Junction / 16 mins
Wembley Central / 10 mins
Queens Park / 20 mins
Euston / 30 mins

AIRPORTS
(From Harrow & Wealdstone)
Luton Airport / 35 mins
Heathrow Airport / 40 mins
Stansted Airport / 50 mins
City Airport / 50 mins

AN URBAN HUB

Over the past 200 years this well connected north London borough has grown into a vibrant community, with great schools, shops and local amenities.

Evidence of the area’s rich and varied history can be found in the attractive architectural details and faded hand-painted advertising that adorn the local buildings.

Like most London neighbourhoods, the town has organically grown around the railway. The local station was built in 1837 as part of the London to Birmingham line, this transport hub was shortly followed by a boom in light industry including; the Kodak Factory (built in 1891), the Whitefriars glassworks and the Winsor & Newton paint factory. Bringing to the area a skilled workforce, prosperity and a need for high quality housing.

Today the area is predominantly residential, with affluent families being attracted to the good schools, great transport links and abundance of open spaces. The new developments at Poets Corner and Wealdstone Square will bring more well designed public spaces to the local area.

OPEN SPACES

Whether you’re an early morning jogger, a sunday cricketer, or prefer to simply relax in the grass with a book, you’ll find plenty of green spaces to help you unwind.

The nearest open space is the 17 hectare tree-lined park at Byron Recreational Ground, with its football pitches, bowling green, tennis courts and skateboard park. Here you will also find the Harrow Leisure Centre, offering a full equipped gym and swimming pool.

To the west is Headstone Manor, a collection of four historic buildings set in beautiful grounds surrounded by a 14th century moat. The manor and barns now host the Harrow museum, the Moat Cafe and learning centre. The adjacent fields are home to Bessborough Cricket Club.

If golf is your thing, you’ll find 10 golf courses within a 5 mile radius of La Rêve as well as a sailing club and flying school just 15 minutes up the road at Elstree.

SHOPPING

Harrow’s shopping areas caters for all tastes, with a wide selection of high street chains mixed with independent boutiques and long established family-run businesses.

You will be able to find almost anything you want within a short walk. From groceries to gadgets, fashion to films. Harrow has an excellent pedestrianised shopping street as well as 2 large indoor malls; St George’s Shopping Centre with cafes, restaurants, gym and a 12-screen cinema, and St Anns Shopping Centre with over 40 well known retailers. Both are open 7 days a week.

A short walk away is Harrow-on-the-Hill. A picturesque hilltop village, with narrow winding streets, period architecture and pretty cottages. It is home to Harrow School, one of the world’s most famous boarding schools, where Lord Byron, Winston Churchill and Benedict Cumberbatch were educated. Here in the village you will find restaurants, cafes, pubs and antique stores.