Aperture Works is the first phase of a regeneration masterplan for Harrow, centred around the redevelopment of the derelict Kodak factory site. With a strong focus on green public realm, the scheme retains the site’s heritage forming an essential link between Harrow and Wealdstone.
|Number of Homes||650|
|Tenure Mix||13% affordable, 9% shared ownership, 78% private|
|Other Uses||7676.5 sqm|
|Site Size||4.03 ha|
|Planning Approved||December 2017|
Located in a borough with a strong Metroland legacy, Aperture Works’ ‘woodland landscape’ character aims to bring the countryside back into the town, through connection to 1.21 hectares of public realm which incorporates the area’s proposed green link.
Seeking to strengthen this unique sense of place, the masterplan works to preserve and integrate key historic features, such as the Kodak chimney. In drawing on the area’s heritage, the residential blocks are not only characterised by an industrial material palette, but are also influenced by the towns’ residential vernacular, creating a familiar and welcoming environment.
Aperture Works invites new residents to integrate into the communities of Harrow and Wealdstone by offering an extensive housing provision that caters to the area’s predicted housing needs. Comprising 1-3 bed apartments and maisonettes across all tenures, each home benefits from a private balcony and each apartment block offers residents sunny, raised podium gardens or roof terraces to enjoy together.
The scheme also opens up this previously restricted site to the wider community, with numerous, flexible commercial and outdoor spaces, adding the business, employment and leisure opportunities that will sustain current residents.