(CLOSED) Enhancing Harrow Town Centre

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We’re enhancing Harrow Town Centre, creating a well-connected, cleaner, safer space in the heart of our borough - a place where local people can meet, visit, shop and enjoy spending time.

From 30 October until 10 December we will share information on proposals to better support our thriving local economy, that look to improve walking, cycling and public transport connectivity, create a safer environment and reduce street clutter.

Updated February 2024: This consultation is now closed and the results of the consultation have now been published here. The report can also be accessed from our Key Documents section.

We are now nearing the end of detailed design covering the entire Enhancing Harrow Town Centre project scope. This will include highways, traffic, landscape, and lighting improvements which were presented during consultation last year. Design completion is expected this month and feedback has been reflected in the final design.

Construction work would then begin in Spring 2024 to create a town centre that meets the needs of our community.


Why is this work happening?

We’ve received funding - £7.1 million through the Government’s Future High Streets Fund and will use £1.1m of our own borough funds from the Community Infrastructure Levy scheme to enhance Harrow Town Centre and make it a better-connected, more accessible, and sustainable space. Here is the press release, announcing the funding.

The Future High Streets Fund aims to renew and reshape town centres and high streets in a way that improves experience, drives growth and ensures future sustainability.

The funding will be used to deliver upgrades to Greenhill Way, Kymberley Road, Clarendon Road, College Road, the Pinner Road and Greenhill Way pedestrian underpass and Station Road. These improvements will complement other town centre projects:

  • Greenhill Way car park to accommodate temporary and affordable commercial workspaces for hire to inform plans for the future use of the site
  • New kiosks in St Ann’s Road to revamp conditions for traders old and new

Our aim is to create a town centre for Harrow that:

  • Makes it easy for people to visit and shop, supporting our businesses and the local economy
  • Creates safer and more enjoyable spaces for the community to spend time in and visit at all times of day and night
  • Improves green spaces and encourages sustainable modes of transport
  • Improves access and mobility, ensuring inclusion is at the heart of our town centre
  • Aligns with our wider programme of improvement across Harrow

What is being proposed?

To create a more accessible, inclusive, safe and sustainable town centre we are proposing the following changes:

  • Safer crossing points throughout the town centre
  • Better lighting throughout the town centre, improving safety and visibility
  • Improved green spaces along Kymberley Road and Greenhill Way, creating green and leafy corridors and providing shade and shelter
  • New and improved areas with plants and seating along Greenhill Way and near the end of College Road, providing more spaces for people to stop and rest and improving the look and feel of the streets, encouraging people to spend more time in the town centre
  • Improved lighting and renewed planting in the Greenhill Way underpass, creating a safer and more welcoming environment and supporting better walking and cycling links to Harrow Rec
  • The introduction of safety rated street furniture measures (known as HVM) at both ends of St Anns Road to prevent unauthorised vehicles from accessing the pedestrianised areas
  • Clearer directional signage on College Road, Clarendon Road, Greenhill Way, Station Road and between Kymberley Road and College Road, making it easier for people walking to navigate around the town centre
  • Better cycling infrastructure along College Road, Greenhill Way and Station Road, allowing for safer and more accessible cycling routes
  • Improved market and event space on St Anns Road, providing better business opportunities and experience for customers

For more detail on all the opportunities we are looking at, see here. If for any reason, this link doesn't work - go into the Key Documents section on the right of this page and click the pdf called Map of opportunities and now/proposed visuals

Get involved

Harrow’s diversity is its strength and we want everyone to share their feedback on our proposals, so we can create a town centre that reflects our vibrant community.

Over the coming weeks, we’re asking residents, businesses and community groups to get involved with our designs for the town centre. All feedback received will inform the final designs.

Send us your thoughts and find out more by:

  • Completing the survey below and getting involved in transforming the town centre.
  • Attending one of our drop-in events to meet the team and ask any questions you have about the project.

Drop-in events

We held drop-in events at Greenhill Library on:

  • Saturday 11 November 10am-2pm
  • Tuesday 14 November 2.30-5.30pm

Online events

We also held an online session on Wednesday 15 November 6-8pm.

Check back here for any updates.

We’re enhancing Harrow Town Centre, creating a well-connected, cleaner, safer space in the heart of our borough - a place where local people can meet, visit, shop and enjoy spending time.

From 30 October until 10 December we will share information on proposals to better support our thriving local economy, that look to improve walking, cycling and public transport connectivity, create a safer environment and reduce street clutter.

Updated February 2024: This consultation is now closed and the results of the consultation have now been published here. The report can also be accessed from our Key Documents section.

We are now nearing the end of detailed design covering the entire Enhancing Harrow Town Centre project scope. This will include highways, traffic, landscape, and lighting improvements which were presented during consultation last year. Design completion is expected this month and feedback has been reflected in the final design.

Construction work would then begin in Spring 2024 to create a town centre that meets the needs of our community.


Why is this work happening?

We’ve received funding - £7.1 million through the Government’s Future High Streets Fund and will use £1.1m of our own borough funds from the Community Infrastructure Levy scheme to enhance Harrow Town Centre and make it a better-connected, more accessible, and sustainable space. Here is the press release, announcing the funding.

The Future High Streets Fund aims to renew and reshape town centres and high streets in a way that improves experience, drives growth and ensures future sustainability.

The funding will be used to deliver upgrades to Greenhill Way, Kymberley Road, Clarendon Road, College Road, the Pinner Road and Greenhill Way pedestrian underpass and Station Road. These improvements will complement other town centre projects:

  • Greenhill Way car park to accommodate temporary and affordable commercial workspaces for hire to inform plans for the future use of the site
  • New kiosks in St Ann’s Road to revamp conditions for traders old and new

Our aim is to create a town centre for Harrow that:

  • Makes it easy for people to visit and shop, supporting our businesses and the local economy
  • Creates safer and more enjoyable spaces for the community to spend time in and visit at all times of day and night
  • Improves green spaces and encourages sustainable modes of transport
  • Improves access and mobility, ensuring inclusion is at the heart of our town centre
  • Aligns with our wider programme of improvement across Harrow

What is being proposed?

To create a more accessible, inclusive, safe and sustainable town centre we are proposing the following changes:

  • Safer crossing points throughout the town centre
  • Better lighting throughout the town centre, improving safety and visibility
  • Improved green spaces along Kymberley Road and Greenhill Way, creating green and leafy corridors and providing shade and shelter
  • New and improved areas with plants and seating along Greenhill Way and near the end of College Road, providing more spaces for people to stop and rest and improving the look and feel of the streets, encouraging people to spend more time in the town centre
  • Improved lighting and renewed planting in the Greenhill Way underpass, creating a safer and more welcoming environment and supporting better walking and cycling links to Harrow Rec
  • The introduction of safety rated street furniture measures (known as HVM) at both ends of St Anns Road to prevent unauthorised vehicles from accessing the pedestrianised areas
  • Clearer directional signage on College Road, Clarendon Road, Greenhill Way, Station Road and between Kymberley Road and College Road, making it easier for people walking to navigate around the town centre
  • Better cycling infrastructure along College Road, Greenhill Way and Station Road, allowing for safer and more accessible cycling routes
  • Improved market and event space on St Anns Road, providing better business opportunities and experience for customers

For more detail on all the opportunities we are looking at, see here. If for any reason, this link doesn't work - go into the Key Documents section on the right of this page and click the pdf called Map of opportunities and now/proposed visuals

Get involved

Harrow’s diversity is its strength and we want everyone to share their feedback on our proposals, so we can create a town centre that reflects our vibrant community.

Over the coming weeks, we’re asking residents, businesses and community groups to get involved with our designs for the town centre. All feedback received will inform the final designs.

Send us your thoughts and find out more by:

  • Completing the survey below and getting involved in transforming the town centre.
  • Attending one of our drop-in events to meet the team and ask any questions you have about the project.

Drop-in events

We held drop-in events at Greenhill Library on:

  • Saturday 11 November 10am-2pm
  • Tuesday 14 November 2.30-5.30pm

Online events

We also held an online session on Wednesday 15 November 6-8pm.

Check back here for any updates.

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