have named Wates Residential
as the development partner for their regeneration programme worth an estimated c.€650m (£600m). The scheme is the largest investment and development opportunity Harrow has seen and will create an inviting, attractive and thriving Wealdstone high street that generates apprenticeships, training and wealth in the borough. It will transform the landscape of Wealdstone, building 1,500 new homes, including a significant number of affordable homes, a new civic centre, shops, offices, and a school, as well as public and green spaces.
Cllr Graham Henson, Leader of Harrow Council said: “During these difficult times it is important to have something to look forward to our ambitious plans will give families an affordable place to call home, create jobs for local people, build a new Council HQ, and re-energise Wealdstone town centre. Through our partnership with Wates we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of our residents and boost the local economy. Now is the right time to redevelop these three sites and build a better Harrow for our residents and businesses”.
Cllr Keith Ferry, Cabinet Member for Regeneration at Harrow Council said: “When we launched our search last summer, we were looking for a partner with the experience, expertise and commitment to deliver these projects and to share our aspirations for what we believe Wealdstone can become. We have found that in Wates.”
Kate Ives, Development Director for Wates Residential, said: “Wates Residential is delighted to have been chosen as Harrow Council’s partner to help deliver its ambitious vision to Build a Better Harrow. We look forward to working with the Council as we build more than 1,500 much-needed high-quality homes and a new civic centre at the heart of the local community. We believe that everyone deserves a great place to live and, as a fourth-generation family-owned business, we are committed to ensuring that our presence allows us to give something back to the places that we build in. As part of our partnership with the Council, we will not only provide crucial additional housing but also leave a positive legacy for the community through investment in skills, training, education and jobs to help local people thrive.”