Posted on 26 October 2017
Development on the former Post Office buildings is racing ahead with around 100 local people employed, including apprentices. Many of those have come through the Xcite employment programme, run by Harrow Council.
The development, a joint venture between Hyde and Barratt London, is to bring 318 new homes directly into the centre of Harrow. It will add impetus to regeneration of the town centre, including affordable homes for rent and shared ownership.
Development started on site in August 2016 and it is expected that the first two blocks of homes will be completed in summer 2018. The housing development is due to be completed in summer 2019.
Additional benefits of the scheme include a new 1,450 sq m library at its centre with prime retail space, less than a minute’s walk from Harrow-on-the-Hill Underground and National Rail station. There will also be publicly accessible play areas, a climbing wall and artwork generated from one of the colleges in the borough. The local Methodist Church, which abuts the project, will benefit from a new entrance portico.
Phiroze Mackenzie, our Head of Land and Planning said: “The Harrow Square development will transform the area, providing much needed homes, jobs and community benefits. Together with our partners Barratt London, employing local people helps the local economy and enhances the community for all. We are proud to be here”.