Housing developers receives £20m contract from council for regeneration project.

Higgins have been awarded a £22.5m contract to demolish existing blocks within Grange Farm Close and Osmond Close, South Harrow, and replace it with 68 new council homes and 21 Shared Ownership properties with parking, a new sub-station, eternal works and services.

The existing Grange Farm Estate was built in the late 1960s with 282 homes in three identical three storey clusters which have been poorly maintained.

Harrow Council have now developed a plan to provide a total of 574 homes by the end of the project, which almost half are deemed affordable, along with revamping the estate with much needed regeneration.

Steve Leakey, managing director of Higgins, said: “This is an extremely important project that will provide much needed homes, built to Lifetime Homes standards, for existing and new residents. We are proud to have been chosen by Harrow Council as the contractor and look forward to starting on the site in the near future.”

Cllr Phillip O’Dell, Harrow Council’s portfolio holder for housing, said: “Having Higgins on board to build the first homes at Grange Farm is great news. They are highly experienced in regeneration projects that benefit the wider community.

“We look forward to working with them to deliver the people of Grange Farm with modern, spacious, high quality properties, and a fantastic place to call home.”

The Grange Farm Estate masterplan was designed by Hawkins Brown Architects.

By regenerating the estate, the scheme will deliver a network of public streets, squares and open spaces. A series of improved and new pedestrian routes will also increase the connectivity to the wider area and local transport.

A new community centre and civic square will also be built in the middle of the estate.