Poets’ Corner!

Harrow Council is consulting about the redevelopment, called Poet’s Corner, at the present site of the civic centre when it moves to Wealdstone.
Harrow stands on the brink of its biggest regeneration opportunity in decades, led by the chief executive, and needs wider support to deliver the programme in a borough that has diverse population and different but equally important social, cultural and religious aspirations.
The project, developed in a minimum of two phases, aims to provide between 800 and 900 new homes along with a community facility, which is likely to be a school, workspace, retail and public realm. Most new development is expected to be between six and eight storeys high.
The ‘Heart of Harrow’ area, comprising Harrow town centre where Station Road is located, was granted housing zone status by the London Mayor in 2015, meaning it will benefit from a share of a £31.5 million fund from the Greater London Authority to support the development of new homes.
The council’s planning policies require that 40% of the new homes be allocated as affordable.