“It will transform this part of the town, which has long been in need of such investment. We will be providing nearly 450 new residential homes centred around landscaped public spaces with easy access to open-air boulevard shopping.”
Martin Roberts, Principal and Co-Founder, Addington Capital
Regeneration Scheme Set to Transform Harlow Town Centre
Harlow Council Planning Committee has unanimously resolved to grant planning permission for the exciting, new mixed-use regeneration scheme for the north side of the town centre. The area will be completely transformed with a new residential community alongside an open air, boulevard style shopping area and beautifully landscaped public spaces. The existing West Gate ‘gateway’ into the town will connect through to Broad Walk, providing cohesive access to the central shopping area.
The iconic ‘New Town’ was the UK’s first post-war settlement. Designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd, it was conceived as four residential districts each containing their own local shopping and social centres. A commercial town centre at the heart included the first all-pedestrian shopping precinct.
“This project has been both an exciting opportunity and also a challenge, working with such an iconic architectural design to conceive a scheme to retain the essence of the original design with a new interpretation. Throughout, we have employed key features of the existing town centre buildings to simultaneously capture the spirit of the past but set it on a course for the future.”
Guy Harris, Director, Rolfe Judd
The new centre will have a range of 447 residential units, 4,000 sqm retail space, car and cycle parking, balconies, courtyards and landscaped roof terraces.
For further information, see our project page.