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Huge interest for Meridian Water opportunity
Tue 9 June 2015, 3:51 pm
More than 180 delegates came to the New London Architecture centre in central London last night (8 June) to hear about opportunities to get involved with the Meridian Water regeneration project in Enfield.
Enfield Council is seeking a development partner for the scheme, which is an 85-hectare, £1.5 billion investment adjacent to the waterside environment of the Lee Valley Regional Park, and only 20 minutes from central London. It will provide 8,000 new homes and create 3,000 jobs by 2030, driving the wider regeneration of north London.
Potential developers found out about the opportunity at the event and met Enfield Council’s delivery team as the local authority prepares to launch the tender process for the project. Speeches were made by Enfield Council leader, Councillor Doug Taylor; deputy mayor for housing, land and property at the Greater London Authority, Richard Blakeway; chief executive of Enfield Council, Rob Leak and programme director, Peter George.
Taylor, Leak and George were then joined by the council's director of environment and regeneration, Ian Davis and head of neighbourhood regeneration, Sharon Strutt for a panel discussion about the scheme. Opportunity Enfield publisher 3Fox International organised the event.
The council has decided that phase one will include the delivery of Meridian Angel, which will provide 1,000 homes and commerical space. A planning application for the site, which is owned by the council, will now be prepared.
Enfield Council’s cabinet member for economic regeneration and business development, Councillor Alan Sitkin, said: “We want to find a world class developer to help us deliver a world class development. Meridian Water will play a significant role in transforming and driving the growth of north London as a whole."
The event was sponsored by real estate investor JLL.
A video of the event will soon be available on http://www.meridianwater.co.uk/.