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Help us improve Headstone Manor Recreation Ground – consultation event 27 September

7/9/2017

One of your much loved parks – Headstone Manor Recreation Ground – has just been successful in the first round of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘A Park for All Communities’ fund.

That means we can now start to look at ways to make one your favourite parks a better and more attractive place to visit. As part of our plans to build a better Harrow, we are now looking to secure funding to make further improvements to the park to restore its quality, vitality and attractiveness.

Join us at our consultation event at Headstone Manor Recreation Ground –outside the Moat Café & Visitors Centre, on Wednesday 27 September 10am-7pm. It’s your chance to find out about the plans, share your ideas and ask any questions.  We’ll then put together detailed plans to complete the Round 2 application for £1.38 million of funding.

The restoration project includes plans to improve the park’s landscape, including: clearance of the medieval moat; recreation of historic ponds; improved access to the water for activities such as pond dipping; improved park entrances; an improved play area, and a nature trail.

The project will also include funding for a range of events and activities over a five year period and the development of a combined parkland and museum education pack.

Open House 2017 – Harrow and Wealdstone Regeneration Walk and Tour – September 16th

5/9/2017

Harrow Council’s £1.75bn Heart of Harrow Regeneration Programme is underway. There will be a 60min walking tour of key sites including a workshop held by public realm designers We Made That and an exhibition at Whitefriars artist studios.

Date: September 16th

Location: Meet at benches outside 140 Station Road

Times: 10am-4pm ( hourly tours)

Harrow Regeneration Residents’ Panel Meeting 10

27/7/2017

Read the Agenda and Notes from the tenth meeting of Harrow’s Regeneration Residents’ Panel.

Topics of discussion focused on the launch of the Design Review Panel and the latest designs for Poets’ Corner.

Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Agenda 10 11.07.17

Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Meeting Report 10 11.07.17

Experts flock to new Better Design for Harrow initiative

26/7/2017

Harrow’s 50-strong taskforce to tackle the quality of new buildings continues to gather pace, with Richard Cottrell, Eleanor Fawcett and Richard Lavington just three of the new members announced today

The Harrow Design Review Panel was launched last week, with its first meeting at the Royal College of Art, hosted by the Architecture Foundation. The Foundation’s director Ellis Woodman chaired a discussion on the borough’s priorities, while leading London architects including Fiona Scott, Mark Tuff and Judith Loesing presented their visions. Participants ranged from developers and partners to councillors and Harrow people engaged in the borough’s innovative Residents’ Regeneration Panel.

Neil Deely, partner at Metropolitan Workshop, is one of three chairs of the monthly Panel. He said: “Having grown up in Harrow, I am excited to be in a position to ensure through the Panel that new development is of the highest quality and delivers better designed buildings with the right aspect and facilities to grow communities.”

Cllr Keith Ferry, the Harrow Council Portfolio Holder for business, planning and regeneration, said: “Great things are about to happen in Harrow. Our new Design Review Panel will ensure expert advice and high quality building design. With a number of exciting projects in the pipeline, the panel will help both build a better Harrow and bring huge benefits for our residents, businesses and the local economy.”

Tobias Goevert is Harrow’s Head of Regeneration and Design. He said: “This is an important moment for Harrow. There is general consensus that not enough good projects have been built in the last decades falling short of standards for when Metroland was conceived, however, there are good news stories in the planning pipeline. Our policy, planning, economic and regen teams have been busy working towards this for many years. We have put in place a broad and ambitious Regeneration strategy, delivered new public realm, meanwhile uses, events and training as well as engaged positively with developers and procured talented teams for our sites to set the benchmark. We look forward to working with this new pool of talented people on raising the benchmark for design.”

Harrow’s Design Review Panel contains 50 experts from the fields of architecture, planning, engineering and development. It will meet every month to examine all significant schemes put forward in Harrow borough, both before and after they apply for planning permission. It will give special focus to the Heart of Harrow Mayor of London Housing Zone and Opportunity Area, as it looks to support the Council’s ambitions for the borough’s £1.75 billion Building a Better Harrow programme. Design training and up-skilling for Council officers and members, along with a refresh of harrow’s existing design guidance and policy, are all included in the Panel’s remit.

Notes to Editors:
For more information on Harrow’s regeneration programme contact regeneration@harrow.gov.uk or visit http://www.buildingabetterharrow.co.uk/

The launch took place on Monday 10th July at the Royal College of Art.

Fiona Scott from Gort Scott presented on back-lands developments. Mark Tuff from Sergison Bates presented on building form and character. Judith Loesing from East presented on suburban identity and grain.

Co-chair Neil Deely has over 20 years’ experience designing, reviewing and enabling architectural projects. Since 2007 he has been a member of CABE’s National DRP chairing project reviews of national significance.

Harrow Better Design Review Panel Chair Biographies

Harrow Better Design Review Panel Membership

 

Poets’ Corner – fourth public consultation, 6 & 8 July

27/6/2017

Poets’ Corner is the redevelopment of the current civic centre on Station Road. It is the flagship project within Harrow Council’s ambitious regeneration programme.

We are holding our fourth public consultation event for the scheme on Thursday 6 July, 5:30pm-8pm and Saturday 8 July 11am-4pm in the Members’ Lounge at Harrow Civic Centre. Please join us to view and discuss:

Poets’ Corner Consultation Flyer July 2017

Grange Farm Fun Day – 15 July

27/6/2017

Come and join the residents of Grange Farm at the Grange Farm Fun Day on Sunday 15 July, 1-4pm, The Community Centre, 66 Osmond Close

There will be live music, hot food, face painting, a bouncy castle and much more.

For more information call Raj on 08450 573995 or visit www.grangefarmsteeringgroup.co.uk

Fun Day Poster Final 15.07.17

 

Byron Quarter – second consultation, 29 June & 1 July

16/6/2017

As part of our work to build a better Harrow, Harrow Council has a vision for the lesiure and surrounding site, that we’re calling Byron Quarter. We launched the project in February at out first event, where we were able to gather valuable information about what you would like to see in the new neighbourhood. Since then architects Karakusevic Carson, Gort Scott and Duggan Morris have been developing and refining their designs based on feedback received and consultation with specific user groups.

But they are far from finished. They need your help, your views and your ideas to develop the proposals further, and to ensure that Byron Quarter is the very best it can be. We hope you can join us at our second set of design drop-ins which are being held on Thursday 29 June, 3pm-7pm and Saturday 1 July, 11am-4pm, Herga Indoor Bowls Club, 184 Christchurch Ave, Harrow HA3 8NW.

If you can’t attend and want to see the design proposals, contact regeneration@harrow.gov.uk or go to Byron Quarter where they will be posted after the event.

Byron Quarter Second Consultation Event

Harrow Regeneration Residents’ Panel meeting 9

2/6/2017

Read the Agenda and Notes from the ninth meeting of Harrow’s Regeneration Residents’ Panel.

Topics of discussion focused on proposals from Panel Members on a Meanwhile Use in Wealdstone and the latest designs for the Wealdstone Project.

Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Agenda 9 09.05.17

Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Meeting Report 9 09.05.17

Harrow Regeneration Residents’ Panel Meeting 8

4/5/2017

Read the Agenda and Notes from the eighth meeting of Harrow’s Regeneration Residents’ Panel.

Topics of discussion focused on the development of Byron Quarter:

 

Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Agenda 8 14.03.17

Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Meeting Report 8 14.03.17

The Wealdstone Project – second public consultation, 6 May

26/4/2017

As part of our work to build a better Harrow, Harrow Council is planning a new civic building – containing council offices and community space – on Wealdstone High Street.

A second design drop-in is being held on Saturday 6 May, 11am-6pm, The Red Brick Cafe, The Wealdstone Centre, 38-40 High Street, Wealdstone, HA3 7AE

If you can’t attend and want to see the design proposals, contact regeneration@harrow.gov.uk or go to The Wealdstone Project where they will be posted after the event.

Treasures of Harrow Map

16/3/2017

Take a look at our visitor’s guide to the key new regeneration developments, architectural highlights and award-winning food and drink establishments in Harrow.

Do you have a few Treasures of Harrow of your own that you would like to share? Send them to us regeneration@harrow.gov.uk

Treasures of Harrow Map

The Wealdstone Project – Site Visits and Community Conversations

14/3/2017

At January’s launch of The Wealdstone Project, you told us the following questions were important:

To explore them properly, we need your help. You also wanted more site visits,to understand the project better.

So please do join us at an energising day of design-focused activity. Come just for a 1 hour site visit, or stay on for a creative and strategic discussion.

When
Saturday 25 March
10.00am – 12.30pm OR 2.00pm – 4.30pm
If attending the site visit only, this ends at 11.15am/ 3.15pm

Where
Meet at 1st Flr Meeting Room, Holy Trinity Wealdstone, 1a Headstone Drive, HA3 5QX

Places are limited to ensure a good conversation: please book in advance if possible. RSVP to Daisy Froud at daisy@daisyfroud.com or 07870691630.

Wealdstone Project March 2017 Site Visit Flyer

Poets’ Corner – Come and see the latest plans, 18 March

9/3/2017

It’s time for our third event to introduce you to Poets’ Corner – the new community of homes, retail, workspace (and parking!) on the site of the current Civic Centre.

After our summer Open Day and our drop-in exhibition in November – we’d now love you to join us at Harrow Civic Centre, Committee Rooms 1&2 on Saturday 18 March, 11am-5pm to:

 

For more information visit Poets’ Corner.

Vaughan Road – view the detailed designs, 18 February

9/2/2017

We are looking to regenerate Vaughan Road car park to provide new homes alongside other uses, such as a community facility on the ground floor, and to improve the area around the site for pedestrians and cyclists.

We have held a number of consultation events since Summer 2016 and we are now ready to show you our final design proposals for the site. Join us at the Arc House on Saturday 18 February, noon-4pm to view and discuss:

For more information visit Vaughan Road.

Harrow recruiting for Design Review Panel

1/2/2017

Harrow Council has launched the “Better Design” programme, dedicated to improving the quality of design and architecture in new developments across Harrow. It includes a new Design Review Panel to scrutinise the design quality of significant developments.

“We’re determined to build a better Harrow – and that means better designed buildings with the right aspect and facilities to grow communities,” said Keith Ferry, Harrow Council’s Portfolio Holder for business, planning and regeneration. “This “Better Design” programme is going to help us do just that, with top class training for our in-house teams and expert advice to our planners and Planning Committee.”

The Council’s new Design Review Panel will consist of as many as 25 experts. All significant development in Harrow will be eligible for review, including large residential schemes, schools, public buildings, infrastructure projects and public realm projects.

The Panel is recruiting now – so if you’re experienced in architecture, urban design, conservation, engineering or sustainable development, and are passionate about helping to build a better Harrow – get in touch. The deadline for applications is the 20th February 2017.

Harrow Design Review Panel

Building a Better Harrow website goes live

1/2/2017

The Building a Better Harrow website will keep you updated about what’s happening in the regeneration programme across the borough; including project updates, news and events.

The website will tell you about important changes and ways you can get involved in Building a Better Harrow.

Sign up to our newsletter to receive regular updates.

Byron Quarter – first public consultation, 9 and 11 February

24/1/2017

We have a vision for the leisure centre and the surrounding site, that we’re calling Byron Quarter. We want Byron Quarter to be a true community of homes, which has modern leisure facilities, a beautiful park and sporting activities at its heart.

We need your help, your views and your ideas to make sure Byron Quarter is the very best it can be. Join us at our first public event at Harrow Leisure centre on Thursday  9 Feb, 3pm-8pm and Sat 11 Feb, 11am-5pm. For more information visit Byron Quarter.

Latest edition of Harrow BIG magazine launched

19/1/2017

The third issue of BIG magazine, a business publication following developments in Harrow, has been released with a focus on our 400 ha of parkland, the civic centre move from Station Road to Wealdstone, and the vibrant array of cuisines Harrow’s diverse community can offer.

You can find the latest edition here.

Harrow at MIPIM 2017

17/1/2017

Paul Nichols, Divisional Director for Regeneration and Planning, will be attending MIPIM – the world’s biggest property investment show – to showcase Harrow’s Regeneration Plans

He will be joined by Deputy Leader of Harrow Council and portfolio holder for regeneration, Cllr Keith Ferry from 14 March to promote Harrow’s £1.75bn Building a Better Harrow regeneration programme, with developers, investors and major businesses.

The trip is fully funded by sponsorship from the council’s redevelopment partners.

Harrow Regeneration Residents’ Panel Meeting 7

10/1/2017

Read the Agenda and Notes from the seventh meeting of Harrow’s Regeneration Residents’ Panel.

Topics of discussion included:

Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Agenda 7 07.01.17
Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Meeting Report 7 10.01.17

Come along to Holy Trinity Church, Wealdstone Saturday 21 January to hear more about the Civic Centre move to Wealdstone

22/12/2016

As part of our work to build a better Harrow, Harrow Council is planning a new civic building – containing council offices and community space – on Wealdstone High Street.

A design launch event is being held on Saturday 21 January, 10am-5pm, Holy Trinity Church, 1a Headstone Drive, Wealdstone, HA3 5QX.

If you can’t attend and want to see the proposals, contact regeneration@harrow.gov.uk or go to The Wealdstone Project.

Harrow Regeneration Residents’ Panel Meeting 6

8/11/2016

Read the Agenda and Notes from the sixth meeting of Harrow’s Regeneration Residents’ Panel.

Topics of discussion included:

 

Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Agenda 6 08.12.16

Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Meeting Report 6 08.11.16

Harrow Regeneration Residents’ Panel Meeting 5

7/6/2016

Read the Agenda and Notes from the fifth meeting of Harrow’s Regeneration Residents’ Panel.

Topics of discussion included:

 

Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Agenda 5 07.06.16

Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Meeting Report 5 07.06.16

Harrow Regeneration Residents’ Panel Meeting 4

12/4/2016

Read the Agenda and Notes from the fourth meeting of Harrow’s Regeneration Residents’ Panel.

Topics of discussion included:

 

Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Agenda 4 12.04.16

Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Meeting Report 4 12.04.16

Harrow Regeneration Residents’ Panel Meeting 3

2/2/2016

Read the Agenda and Notes from the third meeting of Harrow’s Regeneration Residents’ Panel.

Topics of discussion included:

 

Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Agenda 3 02.02.16

Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Meeting Report 3 02.02.16

Harrow Regeneration Residents’ Panel Meeting 2

24/11/2015

Read the Agenda and Notes from the second meeting of Harrow’s Regeneration Residents’ Panel.

Topics of discussion included:

 

Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Agenda 2 24.11.15

Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Meeting Report 2 24.11.15

Harrow Regeneration Residents’ Panel Meeting 1

22/9/2015

Read the Agenda and Notes from the very first meeting of Harrow’s Regeneration Residents’ Panel.

 

Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Agenda 1 22.09.15

Building a Better Harrow Residents Panel Meeting Report 1 22.09.15