High Street Harrow

A reconfigured public space for a North London town centre.

In spring 2012 David Kohn Architects was appointed by Harrow Council to develop a public realm improvement scheme for Harrow Town Centre. The aim of the project was to make St Ann’s Road a pleasure to use, cultivate Harrow’s identity, and help attract new businesses and residents to the area.

The establishment of a central strip indicated where trading, social interaction and activities can take place. The idea was to unify the public space in such a way that pedestrians appreciate its scale, extent, and singular identity. Strategies included de-cluttering the existing street scape, and the laying of continuous paving which unified the space to create an exemplary open shopping street. Trees were planted to give character to the street and accentuate its linearity.

The project is one of several funded by the Council’s Capital Programme and the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund.


Street improvement scheme


Harrow, London


Harrow Council



Completed 2014

Construction Value


Design Team

David Kohn, Josiane Imhof, Tom McGlynn, Alex Gore


CSP London
Harrow Council Engineers
May Guerney