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A Quiet Retreat – What happened to Wealdstone’s regeneration project?

Prior to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Harrow residents were reading all about the wonderful new plans for Wealdstone – an area overdue some regeneration.

During and following the pandemic, things did, however, go ominously quiet so, in this article, we’re catching up with the latest on Wealdstone’s regeneration project.

In January of this year, The Cabinet finally approved plans to redevelop council owned land in Wealdstone. The London Borough of Harrow also confirmed its partnership with Wates Residential – a building and development firm.

Getting started

This new partnership will now be undertaking a number of projects within Harrow and Wealdstone and these will include:

Poets Corner

A significant part of the regeneration involves the Civic Centre on Station Road – the previous headquarters of Harrow Council. This area will be transformed and reimagined and will be named Poet’s Corner.

Poets Corner will be a mixed use complex and will feature 1100 homes, 1400 square feet of commercial space, a public square and a park. Harrow Council has announced that, in the initial stage of 532 new build homes, 6% will be classed as affordable housing.

Byron Quarter

Some Harrow residents may have noticed a disused driving school near Harrow Leisure centre which has been derelict for over 20 years. This area will become known as Byron Quarter and will feature shiny new housing.

Making real progress in Wealdstone

Although the proposals are still at an early stage, there is an optimistic feel about the latest news from Harrow Council.

Leader of the London Borough of Harrow, Cllr Paul Osborn said in a statement, “We want Harrow to be a place where people are happy to start their families and businesses and feel pride in where they live. These regeneration plans will deliver attractive, high-quality homes. They will make a difference to communities, businesses, residents and families both now and in the future.”

Harrow Online will, of course, keep you updated on these new developments.

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