Weston Homes have acquired the site of the former Pearson Education headquarters car park in Harlow from developer, Land Charter Homes. The site will be redeveloped into Edinburgh Way, a £93m residential scheme providing 361 one, two and three-bedroom apartments surrounded by landscaped gardens.
Weston Homes obtained planning permission for the development, which will be 11 storeys high at it’s peak, with a brick and glass façade, glass-fronted balconies and terraces, and a raised glazed ground floor. The scheme will have parking at ground and first floors, with landscaped podiums, a new public realm and pedestrian links to Harlow Town Park.
The site is located amongst several areas of green space, including Harlow Town Park, Marshgate Spring Nature Reserve and canal towpaths along the River Stort to the north and east. Edinburgh Way will be within walking and cycling distance of a range of leisure, shopping and recreational services situated in Harlow town centre.
Edinburgh Way will provide superb transport links, located just 250 metres away from Harlow Town train station, which has direct links to London Liverpool Street station in 40 minutes, and Cambridge in 50 minutes.
Purchasing at Edinburgh Way will also be an exceptional investment opportunity for buyers due to the wealth of employment opportunities within the local area, which has seen substantial growth and investment in MidTech, Research and Development and Life Sciences and is home to large employers such as GSK and Pitney Bowes. The scheme is also well located to Stansted Airport, which employs 11,600 people in over 200 airport related businesses.
Bob Weston, Chairman and Executive of Weston Homes, said: “Weston Homes are excited to be bringing Edinburgh Way to Harlow. We expect this high quality scheme to set a new standard for development in the Harlow area and are delighted to be expanding our portfolio into Harlow with this great scheme.”