Aperture Works, Harrow
Aperture Works is the first of four phases of the Harrow View East masterplan for the redevelopment of the former Kodak Factory site, providing a connection between the established Harrow and Wealdstone community with this new extension.
bptw partnership’s scheme will see the provision of 650 residential apartments from 1 – 3 bedroom flats and maisonettes with private balconies or terraces and shared communal amenity. These homes will enable local families to remain in the area as well as creating the opportunity to welcome new residents to establish roots. The first phase provides the majority of non-residential facilities regarded as an extension to Harrow and Wealdstone High Street which has reinforced the design of a public square and park. These facilities include a new health facility, flexible commercial spaces, an assisted living facility, food store and primary school, each intended to serve both existing and new residents. The scheme responds to and sits in a landscaped green link offering pedestrian and cycle movement, shared streets, planting, play and public art. Each aspect along this new route is enhanced to reflect the building activity, such as informal play and seating alongside the school entrance.