About the project

We’re working up plans for 217 Harrow Road with our developer partner, Stories, that we want to share with you.

St Mungo’s has been at 217 Harrow Road for over 30 years and we have seen the area undergo many changes. We help some of the most vulnerable people in Westminster, providing them with specialist accommodation and support to rebuild their lives.

We’re working in partnership with Stories, a socially responsible property development company who shares our ambition to deliver true social value for the Harrow Road neighbourhood and will be helping us create a new building in place of the one that's there at the moment.

St Mungo’s has been at 217 Harrow Road for over 30 years and we have seen the area undergo many changes. We help some of the most vulnerable people in Westminster, providing them with specialist accommodation and support to rebuild their lives.

We’re working in partnership with Stories, a socially responsible property development company who shares our ambition to deliver true social value for the Harrow Road neighbourhood and will be helping us create a new building in place of the one that's there at the moment.

Why do we need to redevelop the building?

 

Our building is over half a century old and is in need of modernisation. With purpose built accommodation for our clients we can deliver more flexible accommodation and flagship services. We’re working up plans for 217 Harrow Road that we want to share with you.

Our design must balance the needs of St Mungo's, the local community and meet the planning requirements set out by Westminster City Council.

What's your experience of this stretch of Harrow Road?

We’d like to understand your experience of this area at the moment, your views on the current homelessness facility at 217 Harrow Road and the immediate area around the building to help inform our proposals for the new development and the surrounding space.

This will take you to Commonplace where you can share your thoughts on this stretch of Harrow Road.

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What do you think about the design of the building?

 

As we finalise the designs ready to submit a planning application to Westminster City Council, we’d like to hear your thoughts on the design of the building. Read more about the evolving design story and how we’ve responded to what we’ve heard through our community consultation.
 

After you've looked at the visuals below, please answer the questions at the bottom of our new Commonplace page.

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View of the proposed building looking west along Harrow Road.

View showing small commercial unit and through courtyard towards Harrow Road.

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View of St Mungo’s entrance on Harrow Road with walkway through to courtyard and residential access.

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View of internal courtyard with access to new homes and move on units.

This will take you to Commonplace where you can share your thoughts on the design of the building.

Ground floor commercial space

Our designs include space on the ground floor for a small commercial unit, which could be a workspace for the local area. As we explore what might work well in this space, we’d like to hear what would be useful for local people. Tell us what you might like to see in the ground floor commercial space. 

Building new homes will help fund this development, meaning the new homelessness facility can be delivered at zero cost to St Mungo’s. We are keen to find the right balance with a financially viable development that delivers a much-needed new facility for St Mungo’s in Westminster and brings added benefits to the local community. 

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This will take you to Commonplace where you can share your ideas for the commercial space.

Is there a need for new community space?

 

Within the new building there is a ground floor community space for St Mungo’s. There may be an opportunity for local groups to also use this space so we’d like to know whether there is a need for new community space in the local area, and if so, what activities, groups or events might interest you?

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This will take you to Commonplace where you can share your ideas on a new community space.

Surrounding public space

 

This photo shows the space behind the current St Mungo's building, under the Westway looking towards Westminster Academy.

We think the space surrounding the building along Torquay Street and this stretch of Harrow Road could be improved to encourage more people to walk and cycle and to create spaces for people to pause, relax and enjoy the existing sports and leisure facilities. 

 

Before we begin to explore what improvements could be delivered as part of our planning application or as part of a wider collaboration with the local community, TfL and Westminster City Council, we’d like to hear your thoughts on this space.

This will take you to Commonplace where you can share your views on the space surrounding the building.

Share your ideas

 

​In this phase of consultation, we’d like to hear your experiences of this stretch of Harrow Road and listen to your views on the design of the new buildings for 217 Harrow Road. We’d like to hear your ideas for the commercial space, how the community space could be used and suggestions for how the public space immediately surrounding the current building could be improved. 


Follow the links above to Commonplace where you will be guided to answer questions covering all these points. Here you’ll be able to see what other people are saying about the proposals, agree or disagree with other people’s suggestions or add your own thoughts.

What happens next?

 

We expect to submit a planning application towards the end of 2021. We will continue to engage with the local community, so look out for more consultation sessions or get in touch with the project team to ask a question.