Crosstree completes Edmonton Green exhibition...

Thu 30 July 2020, 3:52 pm

Crosstree Real Estate Partners, the owner of Edmonton Green shopping centre, has completed the latest phase of consultation around plans for the centre's redevelopment.

A virtual exhibition ran during July, accessed through a brand-new consultation website. It offered local communities the opportunity to view the plans as though in real life. It was developed as an alternative to face-to-face consultation which is currently not possible as a result of COVID-19.

The exhibition presented feedback from the earlier drop-in sessions to show how it has been used to inform the emerging proposals. The public had the opportunity to
have their say on these plans. This followed a series of drop-in sessions earlier this year, where people were encouraged to give their thoughts on the future of Edmonton Green.

The project intends to meet local people face-to-face at further events later this year, ahead of submitting a planning application to the London Borough of Enfield.

Crosstree is working with architect LDS to prepare the designs to revitalise and improve Edmonton Green. The proposals aim to address issues with anti-social behaviour and include three key features: new public spaces and redesigned streets; a new purpose-built market building; and new homes, to meet a range of needs. The developer said the scheme will be guided by these principles:

  • Edmonton Green will remain an affordable local shopping centre, catering to the needs of the local community.
  • The market will continue to be a focal point of Edmonton Green.
  • This will be a phased development that will happen over a considerable number of years with the South Car Park envisaged to be developed first. The phasing will
  • ensure that the shopping centre continues to be operational throughout as well as maintaining sufficient parking for shoppers and residents.
  • The residential tower blocks will be retained.
  • Crosstree wil lwork with local people to understand how the character of the town centre can be enhanced.

Matt Mason, partner at Crosstree Real Estate Partners, said: "Edmonton Green shopping centre is a local hub for the community that has a lot of potential and we are keen to help fulfil this. During the past year we have been engaging with local communities to understand what is important to them, how we can improve the centre and how they would like it to look in the future. We are now able to share our emerging plans and would really like to hear people’s feedback which will then help inform the next phase of design.

"Unfortunately, due to the current situation with the Coronavirus pandemic, we can’t meet face-to-face to discuss the proposals as we would have liked. We have therefore
provided a number of ways for the public to view the plans – in the shopping centre itself, via our online virtual exhibition or by reading our community newsletter which is being widely distributed."

Mason added that the company hoped to be able to consult in person in the coming months. Crosstree plans further public exhibitions and engagement events to show the plan's progress and seek further feedback ahead of submitting a planning application to London Borough of Enfield.