Development focus: car park renovations to no ground rent new-builds
It might be best-known for its status as a so-called bellwether seat in general elections, and this week saw Jeremy Corbyn make a major Brexit speech in the Essex town, but Harlow is also home to a number of new developments, including the planned Edinburgh Way scheme.
Weston Homes recently acquired the former Pearson Education HQ car park, with the site bought from developer Land Charter Homes and set to be redeveloped into a £93 million residential scheme providing 361 new apartments. The one, two and three-bedroom apartments will be surrounded by landscaped gardens, while the development is set to be 11 stories high at its peak.
Edinburgh Way, which will have a brick and glass façade, glass fronted balconies and terraces, will provide parking at ground and first floors and will also include a public realm, landscaped podiums and pedestrian links to Harlow Town Park.
The site, located amongst several areas of green space, is within cycling and walking distance of the town centre and just 250 metres away from Harlow Town train station, with direct links to London Liverpool Street in around 40 minutes and Cambridge in 50 minutes.