A CAR PARK in Harrow town centre is to be transformed into a park as part of a residential redevelopment.
The small former surface car park at the corner of Lyon Road and St John's Road in Harrow is to be transferred to Harrow Council after the authority signed an agreement with Wichford, the firm undertaking the conversion of adjacent Lyon House and Equitable House into flats.
It will be turned into an open space with grass, seating and a cart selling hot drinks.
Councillor William Stoodley (Independent Labour), Harrow Council’s portfolio holder for planning and regeneration, said: “These really are exciting plans to breathe new life into an area in our town centre and an opportunity to create a space that could become the perfect area for residents or workers in the town centre to have their lunch on a sunny day.
“This new space could make a real difference to the town centre and help make a Harrow an even better place to live, work and visit.”
In its original plans Wichford said any on-street car parking spaces lost as a result of the park revamp would be replaced at the new public car park beneath Platinum House a little further along Lyon Road.
Plans for a change of use of the land from car park to a green space will be submitted to the council and it is hoped if approval, the park will open early next year.