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Green light for 460-home Kodak factory redevelopment

Posted on 02 February 2018

Harrow View LLP, the joint venture between Barratt London and the Hyde Group, has secured reserved matters permission for 460 new homes as part of the Kodak factory transformation in Harrow, set to become a large scale residential-led mixed-use development.

Designed by the award-winning Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects, the first phase of the Harrow View East development will deliver 460 much-needed high quality new homes, 40% of which will be affordable, along with car parking and cycle storage. There will also be significant landscaping in the form of the “green link” - an expansive park with pedestrian and cycle routes that will span the length of the site.

In addition, a new energy centre will retain the iconic Kodak chimney, accommodating all future energy needs while also providing over 600 square metres of flexible community space.

Barratt London and the Hyde Group purchased a large portion of the 30-acre former industrial complex in early 2017, with outline consent for new homes, work and community space. The partnership has worked closely with Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects, Harrow Council and the local community to create a revised and improved scheme, with the first phase now consented under reserved matters. Future phases are expected to deliver more new homes, offices, retail and later living accommodation, while also creating up to 1,500 new jobs and delivering £10m worth of infrastructure improvements.

Matt Calladine, Regional Land & Development Director at Barratt London said: “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. 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.”

Tom Shaw, Operations Director (Development) at the Hyde Group said: “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 is due to commence in summer 2018.