Offering spectacular views across London and the Home Counties, Origin Housing’s new scheme in Harrow will offer 186 new homes, a number of which will be set within a 17 storey architecturally striking new landmark tower
A new community for the area, set around a public square, is due to launch in Harrow in 2018. Works have now commenced on the development, which is set in an attractive suburban family environment in the highly convenient Zone 5 location.
Also soon to launch in Harrow’s Northolt Road are 116 apartments at Eaton Square. Designed by award-winning architects, the striking scheme will feature straight, clean lines and inset glass balconies, with upper floors including duplex penthouses.
A proportion of homes at both schemes will be available to first time buyers through Origin’s shared ownership scheme, allowing those unable to save for a large deposit to purchase a share of their new home, and then staircase up over time.
Simon Scott, Head of Sales and Marketing for Origin Housing, comments, “Data shows that property prices in Harrow have risen considerably in recent years, with average property prices in the area set to exceed £500,000 by December 2018. This means that homes in this area are becoming increasingly out of reach for first time buyers. As a result, schemes such as shared ownership, which help buyers get their feet onto the ladder, are more important than ever. In fact, according to the National Housing Federation, up to 46% of first time buyers are now turning to affordable home ownership to get onto the housing ladder. We are delighted to be able to offer high quality homes for first time buyers in this increasingly sought after location.”
For a spot of retail therapy, Harrow offers two shopping centres – St Ann’s and St George’s – complete with all of the big high street names, as well as popular restaurant chains such as Prezzo, Nando’s and Pizza Express, plus a nine-screen Vue cinema. Additionally, a Debenhams department store can be found on Station Road.
Nearby Harrow on the Hill boasts some of north London’s most picturesque green and leafy spaces, which surround the Harrow Hill. A highlight is the high street, which features the area’s best independent restaurants, cafes and delis.
The area is ideal for young growing families – offering an impressive choice of both private and state schools and a number of green, open spaces.
Connected to national rail services as well as Underground and Overground trains, Harrow is more than convenient for commuters. Harrow-on-the-Hill station offers a 20 minute journey to Baker Street on the Metropolitan line, while those heading to Paddington can get there in just half an hour on the Bakerloo line from Harrow & Wealdstone station – or pop into Euston by national rail in just 14 minutes. The area is also well-serviced by local buses, ideal for young parents with pushchairs or those commuting around north-west London.
For further information about Origin Housing’s shared ownership homes, visit originsales.co.uk