Mayor opens first shared ownership scheme in Harrow
2017 - August, Latest news
PA Housing’s joint venture with St. Michael’s and All Angels Church and the London Borough of Harrow has now officially opened in Harrow Weald, Northwest London.
We have been working in partnership with the London Diocesan Fund (LDF) and Parish Church Councils for a number of years to develop affordable housing on their available land, in return for redevelopment of new facilities that they require.
Working in partnership with the churches enabled PA Housing to lead on and shape the design and planning process throughout the project to create a high quality mixed scheme. This brings more than affordable housing through delivery of improved church facilities which benefit PA Housing’s residents and the wider community.
On Thursday 20th July, a ceremony was held to formally open the scheme with The Mayor of Harrow cutting a ribbon. Guests included Councillor Margaret Davine and Mayoress Marilyn Devine, Reverend Jodie, church members, new home owners and more.
Colleagues who attended the event included; Crissi Russo, Blossom Edwards, Raffaela Sanchez, Jennifer Blake, Fearghal O’Hara, Mina Bajaria, Ilona Barkane and Ben Nandrame who was our photographer for the day.
After the ribbon cutting and speeches guests were given a tour of the church and visited some of the new homes and members of the team answered any questions from guests.
The scheme consists of 12 Homes in total. 3 of the properties are for general needs rental, one of which is wheelchair accessible. The remaining 9 units have been sold on a shared ownership basis:
- 4 x 3 bedroom houses
- 5 x 2 bedroom apartments
Head of Sales and Marketing, Crissi Russo, gave a speech at the event and said:
This project has been in the making for quite some time and during this period we have formed great working relationships with the Local Authority, the diocese and contractors to develop this great scheme. We have a mixture of 3 apartments and 9 shared ownership homes providing local people an opportunity to get their foot on the property ladder, changing people's lives and really forming part of the local community. This is our first shared ownership scheme in the borough and hopefully one of many.
All the properties have successfully been sold at this scheme but if you are interested in any future PA schemes and properties you can contact our Sales and Marketing Team on 0203 394 0078 or visit our dedicated sales website.