470 Harrow Road

A refurbishment of a four storey end-of-terrace building with a fascinating civic history to host a social enterprise piloting free and alternative business education to young entrepreneurs.

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DK-CM’s proposal reconfigures the building to host a social enterprise which will pilot free and alternative business education to young entrepreneurs, as well as workspace. Adding another layer to the building’s civic history.

Context

DK-CM were appointed in by Westminster City Council in 2019 to develop proposals for the refurbishment of 470 Harrow Road, which has been in council ownership for many years.

The building sits adjacent to the Elgin estate which during the 1970s played a pivotal role in the history of squatter’s rights in the UK. During its history of council ownership, 470 Harrow Road housed offices, a drug rehabilitation centre, and at one stage planned to have one of the first council-run LGBTQ+ nightclubs in its basement.

Credits

  • Client: Westminster City Council
  • Value: £800,000
  • Dates: 2019 – present
  • Collaborators: Built Engineers
  • Status: Ongoing
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470 Harrow Road by DK-CM