Green light for Harlow scheme

Resi scheme on part of Harvey centre approved

Harlow Council has approved plans for a new mixed-use regeneration scheme on part of the Harvey centre site in Harlow. Addington Capital, in partnership with EPISO, an opportunity fund advised by Tristan Capital Partners, have commissioned a masterplan from Rolfe Judd Architecture which will see the Little Walk, East Gate, West Gate and Gatehouse area of the centre redeveloper.

The proposals are for four new buildings ranging in height from three to 16 storeys which will provide 447 residential units and 43,000 sq ft of flexible retail floorspace at ground floor, together with below-podium car parking. Above podium level, there will be landscaped private amenity areas, with shared child play-space incorporated into the design.

Addington believes the plan will completely transform the north side of the town centre, introducing a new residential community while improvimng access to the central shopping area of the scheme from the existing gateway into the town at West Gate. Martin Roberts, principal of Addington Capital, said: “It will transform this part of the town, which has long been in need of such investment. ”

Addington and EPISO bought the Harvey Shopping Centre as part of the Sapphire portfolio in 2011 and have been refurbishing and improving the shopping centre since that time. The Harvey Centre has benefited with the opening of the Terrace in 2016 anchored by a 25,000-sq ft Cineworld that opened in Christmas 2016 and a number of new leading restaurants brands.

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