Our second joint venture partnership in Harrow with UK housebuilder Hill
We’re pleased to announce a second joint venture partnership with the award-winning housebuilder Hill, which will deliver 204 new homes in Harrow.
The £70 million new development involves the redevelopment of the former Cumberland Hotel and existing Victoria Hall, supported by Greater London Authority (GLA) funding. We’ll make use of the former brownfield site to offer a variety of new homes along with community facilities, flexible retail space and a new walkway between Sheepcote Road and St John’s Road. The new development will include 123 one and two bedroom apartments for private sale, together with 81 affordable homes – including Shared Ownership and Affordable Rent tenures – which we will manage.
The new development is part of Harrow Council’s £1.75 billion Heart of Harrow regeneration drive for the area which aims to transform the town centre and deliver 5,000 new homes. As part of our partnership’s work on site, a new community centre will be built to replace Victoria Hall, offering modern and flexible retail facilities which will be spread across three new halls on a single level and in an external plaza. The development will also include landscaped communal spaces along with children play spaces, cycle stores and a basement car park. This scheme follows our work with Hill on Northolt Road which started in summer 2017, where together we are delivering a further 116 new homes to the area.
Gareth Jones, Development Director of Origin Housing, comments:
“Origin is excited to be providing much needed new homes, in partnership with Hill, as part of our continuing commitment to the regeneration of Harrow town centre. The scheme contains 40% affordable homes, which will make a significant contribution to housing need in the borough and replaces a popular community facility.”
David Eardley, Regional Managing Director of Hill, comments:
“We are delighted to be working with Origin to deliver our second joint venture project together in Harrow and are thrilled to have secured funding from the Greater London Authority. We are proud to specialise in delivering joint venture and regeneration projects and our expertise in developing underutilised land can be a real asset to those organisations who need help in releasing more value to their local communities."
Construction of the development is due to begin in summer 2018, while sales are expected to launch in summer 2020.