Just under half of all residential housing in Harrow was built in the 1930s; a testament to the frenetic expansion of wider London areas that took place during the 20th century.
Mostly farmland until the late 1800s, Harrow became an attractive and affordable area due to its accessibility to London thanks to the introduction of electric railways. The subsequent shorter commutes prompted substantial residential development on land owned by the Metropolitan Railway Company.
Much of this North West London suburb’s housing consisted of Edwardian semi-detached houses and flats.
21st Century property development
Harrow is currently implementing the ‘Harrow & Wealdstone Intensification Project’ which aims to regenerate the area and deliver new housing. The former Kodak factory and surrounding land has had planning permission approved for redevelopment which will include 1,800 new homes.