Land Secs submits plans for 1000-home Harrow scheme

Aaron Morby 12 years ago
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Land Securities has lodged plans for a major mixed-use redevelopment of around 30 acres of the giant Kodak site in Harrow, Middlesex.

The developer plans to build a mix of 985 homes along with industrial units, shops, community facilities and cafes as part of a 10-year development of the site at Harrow View.

Kodak is closing down its site as part of a phased consolidation of photographic paper production facilities freeing up land for development in partnership with Land Secs.

The first two phases to be developed would be a 10-acre site that has already been cleared in the south-eastern corner and the 20 adjacent acres occupied by a vacant sports centre, car park and playing fields.

Colette O’Shea, head of development for the London portfolio at Land Securities, said: “We are delighted to announce the submission of the Harrow View outline planning application.

“It has the potential to bring increased dynamism and energy to this part of the borough, while providing the public green space and amenities we know the local community wants.”

Brian McGowan, site manufacturing manager at Kodak, said: “Kodak has transformed into a successful digital company and as a result of this transition, a number of buildings have been demolished and there will be further consolidation of our site.

“Our arrangement with Land Securities realises the development opportunity presented by land surplus to our requirements.

“We have been, and will continue to be, part of the Harrow community.

“The outline planning application helps to ensure the site continues to play a vitally important role in the future of the borough.”

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