Network Homes completes harrow’s first London living rent development

Network Homes has completed Le Bon Court comprising 27 one-and-two bedroom apartments and it is the first London Living Rent development to be built in the London Borough of Harrow.

Integrated design, property and construction consultancy Pellings acted as Employers Agent and CDM advisor and the scheme was designed by MEPK Architects.

The development is on five floors and is on the site of the former Kempsford House Hotel in St. Johns Road, Harrow, and the site was introduced to Network by Bugler Homes.

James Green of Pellings said:

“The project was procured on a design and build contract. Construction comprises a concrete frame to first floor level with brick and block above and wide-span concrete plank floors. The fifth floor is stepped in acting as a mansard and is clad in zinc”.

This development includes a secure cycle store and disabled parking, with residents encouraged to make use of nearby public transport.

The London Living Rent initiative was introduced by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and it forms part of his affordable homes programme in the capital with rents based on a third of average household incomes. This gives Londoners the chance to save for a deposit to buy a shared ownership home.

Twenty-three properties will be for London Living Rent and these have been offered to Harrow residents who will be able to rent on assured shorthold tenancies of up to 18 months, with the option to renew for a further three years. They will also get the opportunity to buy shares in the home for up to five years after the launch date of the development.  The remaining properties for will be available for affordable rent.

Helen Evans, Chief Executive at Network Homes, said:

“This is a really high quality development that offers stylish and genuinely affordable homes for local people in Harrow. Network Homes is pleased to be working with the Greater London Authority and Harrow Council on this innovative scheme to support people to rent, save and buy their own home.”