Origin Housing: Shared Ownership homes available at Harrow One
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Recent research has revealed that one third of first time buyers continue to list access to public transport in their top priorities when searching for their new home. Known for its excellent transport links across the capital and beyond, the London Borough of Harrow is home to 10 tube stations; serving commuters on the Jubilee, Bakerloo, Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines.
Meeting the demand for affordable housing in one of North West London’s most vibrant areas, Origin Housing has recently launched a contemporary collection of 54 Shared Ownership studios and one, two and three bedroom homes at Harrow One, just a four minute walk from Harrow on the Hill station. A joint venture between Origin Housing and 5-star housebuilder Hill, Harrow One also includes 119 outright sale apartments, 90% of which are now sold.
Simon Scott, Assistant Director, Commercial and Property Marketing for Origin Housing, comments: “We are pleased to be able to offer more, much needed Shared Ownership apartments in the well-connected and sought after London Borough of Harrow – an area Origin Housing has strong connections with. We’ve seen a real demand for Shared Ownership homes in the area, and nearly a third of our Shared Ownership homes are now reserved since our launch in December last year, with demand for homes with their own outside balcony space considered a top priority for buyers after experiencing a third lockdown due to COVID-19, a key selling point at Harrow One.”
Offering the highest in specification for first time buyers, inside, each of the apartments includes floor to ceiling windows that flood the rooms with natural light. Sleek energy efficient appliances, high gloss kitchen units and worktops will feature in the kitchen. Each apartment benefits from Amtico flooring in the entrance hall, open-plan living area, and underfloor heating throughout. Bathrooms are complete with stylish white sanitary ware, Hansgrohe showers and sophisticated LED lighting.
Wrapped around a landscaped podium garden, complete with planting designed to encourage wildlife, all apartments at Harrow One will benefit from private balconies – many with extraordinary views of the London skyline along with nearby open green spaces.
With strong eco-credentials, each apartment at Harrow One comes with two cycle spaces and modern energy-efficient appliances. Other energy saving features include photovoltaic panels on the roofs and efficient communal heating plants serving each of the apartments, and available for a limited time, a free membership to the dedicated car club conveniently located on the adjacent road to Harrow One.
Just moments away from Harrow on the Hill Metropolitan Line station, residents at Harrow One will enjoy swift connections into central London in under 20 minutes. Nearby Kenton station on the Bakerloo line will take residents into the heart of the West End and Oxford Circus, and the overground rail service from the station offers trains to Marylebone in 17 minutes. By car, the M1, M25, M40 and North Circular routes can be accessed in around 30 minutes. Harrow Bus Station is around a six minute walk from Harrow One, and for international journeys, Heathrow Airport is just 11 miles away.
Meanwhile the independent boutiques and coffee shops of Harrow on the Hill are just a five minute stroll away, with local favourites including Battels Art and Coffee and Eighty Six Restaurant both easily accessible. Local Ofsted Outstanding schools include Marlborough Primary school and Vaughan Primary School, as well as the renowned secondary school, Harrow School.
Shared Ownership prices start from £91,875 for a 25% share of a one bedroom apartment (FMV: £367,500), and £113,750 for a 25% share of a two bedroom apartment (FMV: £455,000). Local eligibility restrictions apply.
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