Today we are unveiling brand new visuals from architects AHMM on the proposals for the new building at 217 Harrow Road. As we learned more about the local area through conversations with the local community, at our online Zoom sessions, family-fun events and on-street engagement, the building design has evolved. Have your say on these new visuals by commenting on our Commonplace site.
View of internal courtyard area with access to new homes and move on units.
We’ve heard a lot from local people on improving public space in the area surrounding 217 Harrow Road. Priorities raised by locals are for it to be safe with well-lit walking routes and more welcoming space around the skatepark and sports areas. We hope that our financial contribution (Community Infrastructure Levy) can be directed towards improvements in and around the Westway, Torquay Street and Harrow Road.
The design for the new buildings will follow cues from existing local architecture, a palette of warm, light brick will be complemented by glazed tiles to help mark the entrances for each of the different building uses. A stepped profile on the new building for St Mungos will maximise natural light and views for residents and new homes will have generous corner windows, balconies and winter gardens. A courtyard space and rooftop terraces introducing nature and greenery into the area.
View of St Mungo’s entrance on Harrow Road with walkway through to courtyard and residential access.
We will submit a planning application to Westminster City Council later this summer but before then we want to hear your thoughts on the latest design ideas. To find out more and have your say, visit our Commonplace site here.