Harrow Road, Brent

Shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘best large development’ category at the National Affordable Housing Awards 2010, Harrow Road provides much needed residential accommodation in a popular location.

The site straddles the boundary between Hammersmith & Fulham and Brent and is at the heart of a cosmopolitan area with excellent transport links.

The redevelopment of the site made more efficient use of underutilised land (previously a builders’ yard) and provides 125 new homes with 29 allocated for affordable rent.

As the site is split across two London boroughs the process of getting the development underway faced a number of unusual challenges, including two separate planning applications.

In addition to the new homes on the site there are also a number of studio spaces which are available to local artists to rent at affordable rates.