News Hyde Seeks Approval Major Regen Scheme Harrow

Plans for a multi-million regeneration scheme in the heart of Harrow have been submitted for planning approval.

The Hyde Group is seeking planning permission for 318 homes together with local amenities and business space. The latter includes shops, a public square intended to host street markets and ‘pop-up’ events, and a public library and business incubation space.

“Hyde wants to be synonymous with creating beautifully designed places where people want to live, which are socially and economically successful. We’re an award winning provider of homes that makes a significant contribution to meeting housing needs and improving people’s quality of life,” said Mike Johnson, Hyde’s development director.

Subject to planning approval, Hyde said the properties would consist of: 267 homes for private sale; 30 homes for affordable rent; and 21 homes for shared ownership.

The buildings and public realm have been developed in partnership with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) and the architects and landscape designers Gross Max. The design will be an series of three buildings reaching a maximum height of 20 storeys.

“The opportunity to deliver public space with such important civic functions as a new central library are rare and we believe that our proposals will invigorate the centre of Harrow by meeting the need for high quality public space and sustainable housing,” said Peter Jackson, associate director of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Inc.

If planning is achieved in May 2015, completion is expected in Spring 2018.

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