The redevelopment of an Enfield church, the first element in the £1.3 billion Meridian Water project, has been shortlisted in the London Planning Awards.
The transformation of St John’s church into the new Dysons Road community hub, with a community centre and primary school, was officially completed in July. Now the scheme is in contention for the 'best built project' in the London Planning Awards community scale scheme category.
The project is the first piece of infrastructure to be completed in Meridian Water, which will be one of the biggest green developments in Britain. It will provide waterfront living - with up to 5,000 new homes, community facilities, leisure and an anticipated 3,000 jobs.
The first phase of the scheme will be the National Grid-owned site to the rear of the church, which will create up to 1,000 new homes and a new primary school.
Councillor Del Goddard, Enfield’s cabinet member for business and regeneration, said the St John’s project was a fantastic scheme to breathe new life into the building.
“We wouldn't have been able to complete this project without the assistance of the church. This scheme is a superb example of how the council and its partners listen to what residents want and deliver the services and support they need,” he said. “I’'m delighted it has reached the final of such a prestigious competition."
The winners of the Planning Awards will be announced on 31 January 2013.
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