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East submits plans for 127 homes on Kodak site

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London-based practice East has submitted plans for a 127-home scheme on the former Kodak factory site in Harrow

The project would see construction of a podium supporting three five-sided blocks of six, eight and 14 storeys on a triangular plot within the BDP-masterplanned Harrow View East development.

Backed by housing association L&Q, East’s proposals include a health centre as well as the residential units.

The practice said its brick-and-concrete buildings provided a ‘suitable contrast’ to the linear grain established close to the plot.

‘Architecturally the building has a unique identity, yet it is also designed to tie in closely with the scale, identity and materiality of the emerging development and the larger landscape which they all share,’ said the practice.

East proposals for Harrow View East - model

East proposals for Harrow View East - model

East proposals for Harrow View East - model

Each home will have double-aspect views and receive light and ventilation to the living and kitchen spaces. A mix of portrait and landscape windows will ‘provide a variety of visual connections with the outdoors’ said East.

Proposals include 17 family-sized three-bed homes and 12 wheelchair-accessible units.

The planning application has been submitted to Harrow Council.

Pollard Thomas Edwards earlier this year landed planning permission for 460 homes within Harrow View East.

In December 2017, bptw partnership secured planning consent for a 650-home scheme in the development.

BDP’s masterplan for the whole former Kodak industrial complex includes 1,800 homes, a school, shops and commercial space.

East proposals for Harrow View East - bay elevation

East proposals for Harrow View East - bay elevation

East proposals for Harrow View East - bay elevation

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Readers' comments (3)

  • Looks good team?! Get on with it.

    I drove across London yesterday from Brentford to Dalston, with my daughter on Satnav and Shotgun in the hot sun. Every 2 minutes we were in an area where it seems everything has changed, usually for the better, but with the odd eyesore? Silicon Roundabout seems to have been infected by a year out student, possibly while the boss was in the South of France last summer?

    As Doctor Johnson, (not Boris) once said, “a man who is tired of London is tired of life” I have to admit to needing a stiff drink in the garden by the time I got home! We may not have ended the housing crisis, but we’re having a damn good try? And it will be heartening tonight to see the team helping the young people of North Ken move on, with the help of the BBC and a raft of willing helpers?

    Bugger Brexit, and all who sail in her?!

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  • There's mention of a housing association, and there's a potentially affordable look to the design, so here's hoping that it really will be affordable - despite being in London, England.
    I wonder if the window sizes are A0 and multiples thereof.

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  • No sculpture included in the scheme!

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