Harlow: A Growing Place

Harlow is a hot spot for new homes and jobs, offering affordability in a brilliantly connected location, under 30 minutes from London.

Most people are surprised at just how green Harlow is, both within the town and in the surrounding countryside. With a focus on healthy living and well-being, Harlow provides modern families with a lifestyle choice.

So much is coming to Harlow – major housing schemes are underway and planned, resulting in over 20,000 new homes, town centre regeneration is about to take off, a new hospital and medical campus, the re-location of the UK Health Security Agency, and the continued development of the Harlow Enterprise Zone and the Harlow Innovation Park bringing new businesses and jobs. Harlow is also well known for its fabulous sculpture collection and has London on the doorstep.

Harlow and Gilston Garden Town

As part of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town project, 16,000 new homes will be built by 2033 and a further 7,000 will be built in the Gilston area beyond 2033. Increasing the number of homes currently in Harlow from approximately 37,000 to approximately 60,000.

The new development will add lots of additional choice of excellent places to live, including town centre apartments, beautiful new urban communities, and a series of brand new villages, with vast areas of open space and the River Stort Valley on the door step.

As part of the proposed growth, there will be major investment in transport, jobs and community infrastructure, including schools and health facilities, to support new and existing residents in the Harlow area.

The scale and quality of this new development will allow Harlow to realise its strategic potential within the London to Cambridge Innovation Corridor and to play a vital part in the regional economy.

For more information on the Garden Town, you can visit the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town website.

Gilden Park

Town Centre Regeneration

Photography by Brian Thomas.