Harrow Housing

Shortlisted competition entry for a new housing block in Harrow

DKA was shortlisted to design a new housing development for Harrow Council. The design approach looked to optimise existing characteristics of the area, whilst highlighting local sights through specifically oriented openings in the apartments.

Surrounded on two sides by significant infrastructural arteries, a series a urban and architectural moves would act as a gateway, creating connections and thus repairing the existing separation of the site from the town centre. The design combined high quality homes with an urban garden and public amenities at ground floor, providing pleasurable residential spaces and an active public face.

Housing scheme in Harrow
Invited Competition


Harrow, London


Harrow Council

Competition Design Team

Stephen Taylor Architects, Architectural Consultant

Daisy Froud, Community Engagement Strategist

Jonathan Cook, Landscape Architects

HRW Engineers, Structural Engineers

OR Consulting, Sustainability Engineers