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Property Details

Gooshays Drive, Harold Hill, Romford, Essex, RM3 9SU

Size: 0 to 14.05 Acres (0 to 5.69 Hectares)
Type: Residential Land
Tenure: Freehold


Glenny LLP have been instructed by the London Borough of Havering to dispose of the freehold interest in the land at Gooshays Drive, Harold Hill. The redevelopment of the site forms a part of the Harold Hill Ambitions strategy which is the Council’s regeneration programme for the area.

These regeneration proposals include the provision of a new learning centre, a new library, improvements to Hilldene shopping centre and Central Park together with new sports facilities.

The site is located on the corner of Gooshays Drive and Petersfield Avenue, Harold Hill adjacent to Central Park to the east. In addition the site is immediately adjacent to the Harold Hill Leisure Centre to the north and the Harold Hill Health Centre and Community Centre along its western boundary. The Hilldene shopping centre is within ½ mile of the site and offers all local facilities and amenities.

The site also benefits from close proximity to good transport links being approximately ¾ mile from Harold Wood station which offers a regular and efficient train service into London Liverpool Street and Stratford which is further complemented by numerous bus services within close proximity.

The site is currently undeveloped although there are two buildings; the Albemarle Centre and a second ancillary office building which are predominantly single storey located on the Gooshays Drive road frontage and are accessed from Gooshays Drive.

In addition there are two areas of hard standing including an area occupied by disused tennis courts along the western boundary.

The land for sale has a total site area of approximately 5.69 hectares (14.05 acres).

The site benefits from an outline planning consent granted on 27th March 2012 for residential development of up to 242 residential units subject to a s106 agreement.

It is envisaged that any redevelopment will consist of predominantly family housing with at least 50% of the proposed scheme having 3 bedrooms or more. It is our client’s intention to seek at least 80% of any proposed scheme comprises family housing rather than flats. The s106 agreement includes the following:-

• 15% affordable housing
• Financial contributions totalling £2,286,000 towards a number of local community and infrastructure projects including bus services, highways, a new library, plus Central Park and sports facility upgrades
• Provision of electric vehicle charging points within the development
Further detailed planning information is available via the secure information website.

Additional Works
It is intended that as part of any disposal the selected developer will be responsible for delivering additional works including:-

• The provision of car parking facilities to the western boundary adjacent to the existing health centre, subject to planning
• Resurfacing works to the car parking area and access road of the adjacent community centre
• To resurface and extend the footpath adjacent to the sub aqua club on the northern site boundary

Further details of these additional works including a specification are available within the secure information website.


Keith Brelsford
Tel: 020 8591 6671
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