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Discover Harlow goes to UKREiiF

2024-05-17T12:35:28+01:00May 17th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

The Discover Harlow delegate team are going to UKREiiF (The UK's Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum). The team is comprised of representatives from Harlow Council and the Harlow Gilston Garden Town. They will be hosting a panel discussion "From New Town to Garden Town" on Thursday the 23rd of May at 9:15AM. Attendees will hear all about the competitive advantages of locating and investing in Harlow, as well as investment opportunities in residential, commercial and infrastructure. It is an exciting time to invest in Harlow, and the panel discussion will include Harlow's growth story, its progression from new town to garden town and Harlow's exciting economic trajectory. If you would [...]

See the plans for the £20 million Harlow Arts and Cultural Quarter

2024-05-17T12:32:56+01:00May 16th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

The scheme, which is being funded by the Government’s Levelling Up Fund, will form a new western gateway as part of the regeneration of Harlow town centre. The Harlow Arts and Cultural Quarter will complement Harlow Playhouse’s current offer as well as bring forward a range of new and improved spaces such as: Flexible live performance and exhibition spaces New café/restaurant and booking office for the Playhouse Music school and recording studios Flexible studio spaces for commercial and community use New location for the Gibberd Gallery Improved public realm to provide opportunities for performances and a new public square and pocket-park Upgrades to the Haydens Road underpass 47 high-quality residential apartments FIND [...]

Work starts on regeneration of Harlow Bus Station

2024-05-15T15:33:27+01:00May 15th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

In April works began for the rebuild of Harlow’s bus station and the transformation of Terminus Street in the town centre. Harlow Council has entered into contract with Morgan Sindall to start demolition works in preparation of the multi-million-pound regeneration of Harlow Bus Station to create a first-class Sustainable Transport Hub and improvements to Terminus Street. Funded by Government as part of Harlow’s £23.7m Towns Fund programme, Harlow’s Sustainable Transport Hub and Interchange will see the existing bus station transformed and replaced with a new bright and welcoming space, providing public transport for Harlow’s residents, visitors and employees; and connecting with the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town sustainable transport corridor. Find [...]

Work steps up to build new council homes for Harlow families

2024-05-14T11:28:44+01:00May 14th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

Harlow Council is ramping up its work to build new council homes for Harlow families with contractors on site in Woodleys progressing works as part of a scheme to provide 6 new houses. In 2024 the council is investing over £37 million to build 103 new council homes as part of phase 1 of its housebuilding programme. Arkwrights – 8 houses The Yorkes – 6 bungalows Woodleys – 6 houses Perry Road (former Lister House site) – 24 apartments Staple Tye depot – 10 houses Parnall Road – 5 houses and 5 apartments Sherards House – 14 houses Pytt Field – 5 houses Potter Street Neighbourhood Office – 5 apartments Lower [...]

Broad Walk transformation to begin

2024-05-13T11:20:25+01:00May 13th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

Work is set to begin on the multimillion-pound regeneration of Broad Walk as part of Harlow Council’s priorities to rebuild our town and restore pride in Harlow. Contractors Conamar Building Services have been appointed to carry out the works, which will see the complete transformation of the high street and provide high-quality public spaces. The project will include: A comprehensive repaving of Broad Walk, East Walk and Harvey Centre Approach. • Much-needed green landscaping, including sustainable drainage. • Brand new and upgraded street furniture, including seating, lighting, bins and CCTV. • Improving the areas around the Obelisk, Trigon and Vertex sculptures. • Improved spaces and creation of a central pop-up and [...]

Major development secured for Harlow residents

2024-05-10T13:48:51+01:00May 10th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

Harlow Council is buying a large private residential development in the town in a move which will secure more Harlow homes for Harlow people. The council has exchanged contracts with developers Hollybrook to buy the high-profile development next to the Burnt Mill roundabout. The development includes 172 one- and two-bedroom apartments designed and constructed for private rental. The development also includes ground floor commercial space, 150 cycle racks and 142 residents parking spaces - 23 of which have electric vehicle charging points - and communal roof gardens. Find out more here

Harlow Museum awarded accreditation accolade

2024-05-09T15:41:24+01:00May 9th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens has received full accreditation status, a UK-wide industry standard for well-run museums and galleries. The accreditation means that Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens operate to professional standards, care for their collections, and make them accessible to visitors. The benchmark is administered by Arts Council England on behalf of the UK Accreditation Partnership. Accreditation opens up exciting funding opportunities, allows museums to host touring exhibitions and gives access to professional advice and support. It also gives confidence to donors and sponsors who may wish to support the museum in preserving heritage and inspiring future generations. Harlow Museum is a service provided by Harlow Council. This achievement has [...]

Harlow’s history refreshed with new signboards installed

2024-05-08T14:19:26+01:00May 8th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

New heritage signboards which help tell the story of Harlow before and after it became a new town have been installed across the town. A total of 15 boards have been put in as part of the council’s priority to restore pride in the town by replacing old signage around the town with new. Among the stories the signboards tell are: • The Harlow Temple site in River Way which dates to the days of the Roman Empire • The Stow, the new town’s first neighbourhood centre, which opened in 1952 • The Lawn, post-WW2 Britain’s first tower block • Potter Street and its historical past in pottery production dating back [...]

24 New Council Apartments Given Approval

2023-11-07T15:06:18+00:00November 7th, 2023|Categories: Blog|

The scheme delivered by the new Harlow Regeneration Partnership will have a total of 24 high-quality council apartments in Staple Tye. The project was recently given planning approval as part of the council’s priorities to rebuild our town and restore pride in Harlow. The exciting development will include a variety of housing and office space, including 4 one-bedroom apartments and 20 two-bedroom apartments. Sustainability is also key with features including solar panel, providing energy efficient homes and business space to help keep energy bills down. Find out more at the link below, plus some more exciting announcements. Find out more here

Harlow’s Free Fireworks Display Returns!

2023-10-12T11:02:39+01:00October 12th, 2023|Categories: Blog|

On the 5th of November, 2023  Harlow Council’s annual fireworks and bonfire night will return to the Showground in Harlow Town Park. This year the event celebrates its 45th anniversary, having been organised by the council every year since 1978. The bonfire will be lit at 6.15pm with the fireworks display starting at 6.30pm. Admission to the event is free. Find out more here Brian Thomas Photography.

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