The fate of the Kodak facility in Harrow is decided as it has been announced that the area is to be used for a new housing scheme.
It was announced last Wednesday (April 13) that manufacturing operations at the facility, located on Headstone Gardens will cease by the end of the year .
The site has been used by Kodak for 125 years , first opening it's doors in 1891, with jobs now at risk following the closure announcement.
Housebuilder, Persimmon Homes North London, announced that 500 properties will be built on the historic site later this year.
The development is said to be focused on the Zoom leisure complex and the old sports ground of the Kodak base.
A total of 63 houses will be released in its first phase on the development, with a range of two, three and four bedroom homes on sale for house hunters.
Persimmon’s Harrow View West development is said to form part of a wider plan by the Greater London Authority, creating a new ‘Heart of Harrow’ housing zone which covers Harrow and Wealdstone.
The new scheme is to provide more than 5,000 new homes in the area.
Greg Kaye, head of sales for Persimmon Homes North London, said: “We are really excited to be launching Harrow View West, a development that will bring a wealth of new homes to the community.
“We are fully aware of the historic significance of the location and wanted to acknowledge the former owners of the site. With that in mind, we are delighted to name all house types on the development after famous photographers.
“This first release offers a range of stylish two, three and four bedroom houses which makes it an ideal location for young professionals, couples or families.”
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