Harrow's new regeneration scheme: new homes in Zone 5 offer communal roof terraces and solar panels in enviable high street location

Harrow Square is a new scheme of 318 flats in the heart of the regenerated high street.

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Harrow, in Zone 5, has a handsome Georgian conservation area, the famous private Harrow School, fast trains to central London and lots of big interwar houses built at the sort of low densities that would not be tolerated today. 

A Heart of Harrow regeneration project transforming the town centre is attracting young singles and couples to this family location. Up to 5,000 new homes are on the way.

Harrow Square , is made up of 318 flats designed by Chicago-based skyscraper specialists SOM architects. Four blocks rise from six to 20 storeys and are part of a new high street commercial centre that includes a new library, shops, offices and upgraded public spaces. 

Many flats are dual-aspect with communal roof terraces and solar panels for cheaper electricity. Prices from £284,500. Call Barratt on 0844 811 4334.

Harrow is also home to University of Westminster’s media, arts and design campus. A £17 million arts centre is bringing a 600-seat theatre, cinema, gallery, cafés, bars and refurbished performance spaces.

On the edge of the town centre, a former Kodak printworks has been bulldozed to make way for 1,800 homes. Harrow View West, the first phase of 600 homes, has family houses with gardens. From £660,000. Call Persimmon on 020 8432 1021.

Redrow’s Lyon Square has 310 apartments priced from £365,000. Concierge, underground parking and gym are part of the package. Call 020 3811 4672.

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