With data showing that average property prices in Harrow are set to exceed £500,000 by December 2018, this sought-after property hotspot is on the up, offering a thriving community for young people and families
Delivering suburban living in a convenient Zone 5 location, Origin Housing is pleased to announce that Townsend and Eaton House, Northolt Road, Harrow, will be launching in 2018.
Transforming a previously underused site into 116 apartments, in a development 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 Townsend and Eaton House will be available to first time buyers through Origin’s shared ownership scheme, allowing those unable to save for a large deposit to purchase just a share of their new home, and then staircase up.
Harrow locals can enjoy two shopping centres – St Ann’s and St George’s, which house all of the big high street names, as well as popular restaurant chains such as Prezzo, Nando’s and Pizza Express, and a nine-screen Vue cinema. Additionally, a Debenhams department store sits out on Station Road, which also plays host to several highly-recommended Asian cuisine restaurants.
Famed for the independent boys’ school and picturesque feel, Harrow-on-the-Hill boasts some of north London’s most stunning green and leafy spaces. The surrounding village has been described as ‘caught in a time warp’, as it offers locals a preservation of rural English life within a short walk of the modern town centre. A highlight is the high street, which features the area’s best independent restaurants, cafes and delis. This balance attracts young families as well as young professionals – as does the impressive choice of both private and state schools in the area.
Connected to national rail services as well as Underground and Overground, Harrow is more than convenient for commuters. Harrow-on-the-Hill station offers a 20-minute ride 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 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 northwest London.
Elsewhere in the borough, Origin is also developing the former Cumberland Hotel site, which will comprise two buildings adjacent to a newly created public piazza, offering a large number of homes with generous public and private amenity space.
For further information about Origin Housing’s shared ownership homes, visit originsales.co.uk