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Harrow West MP visits old offices being transformed into much needed new homes

MP for Harrow West, Gareth Thomas MP, today visited the site of two derelict 1960's office buildings on Lyon Road, at the edge of Harrow Town Centre that leading developer Redrow London, is transforming into Lyon Square - a new development comprising of 309 much needed new homes for Harrow, plus commercial space.

Gareth Thomas MP

The site visit was organised by NHBC, the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, to highlight its risk management processes and to show the MP a prime example of new and affordable homes being built on a former disused site.

The offices were previously derelict for a number of years and were an eyesore for the town, before developer Redrow London acquired the site for redevelopment.

Commenting on the visit, Gareth Thomas MP said:

"Over the last few years I have seen a huge increase in the number of families coming to my advice surgery struggling to find suitable housing. Many of them now find themselves priced out of the area they grew up in, so it was good to see vital new housing units being built in Harrow."

Mehban Chowdrey, NHBC's Regional Director for London, commented:

"NHBC has worked to raise standards in house-building, and we are delighted to be able to show Gareth Thomas first-hand how we are helping builders construct high quality new homes of all types in Harrow West and across London."

Tina Dedman, Divisional Sales & Marketing Director for Redrow London, said:

"The site at Lyon Road, offers a rare opportunity to deliver new homes on an underutilised brown belt site in a sustainable location within walking distance of Harrow Town Centre and Harrow on the Hill underground and rail station. The site's redevelopment will support existing regeneration activities in the town centre and will make a valuable contribution towards meeting housing needs in the area."

NHBC Media Contacts

Olivia Phoenix | Government and Policy Affairs Adviser | 0207 648 4079
Nadia Bedra | Media & Communications Officer | 01908 746 734

News Date: 21/01/16