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Mon 25 February 2013, 3:49 pm
Opportunity Enfield takes a look at the projects transforming the shape of the borough.
Meridian Water will eventually become one of London's largest regeneration projects, making use of waterfront settings and the adjacent Lee Valley Regional Park, to create a new community with 10,000 homes and thousands of jobs on a site of around 85ha and in a development worth £6 billion.
The station has been designed by Arup, Atkins and architect KCA and will include three platforms and a new footbridge with access by lifts and stairs. Provision has also been made for a fourth platform, and this will accommodate the proposed Crossrail 2 north-south line across London.
In March 2017, Enfield also bought for redevelopment the VOSA site south of Stonehill once used for vehicle testing. Meridian Water will also be a place to work, offering a change of emphasis for the area away from industrial warehousing and logistics - fields where jobs are relatively plentiful in the locality - to those offering higher-skilled, higher-paid employment opportunities.
The project will transform the eastern part of the borough in what has been a largely former industrial landscape and make the most of Meridian Water's proximity to the waterways and parklands of the Lea Valley as a new waterfront eco-quarter. Meridian Water will also deliver improvements to public transport including an interchange linked to Angel Road Station.
Enfield Council has appointed Atkins to produce a new station design, working in partnership with the GLA, TfL and Network Rail. Track improvements, funded by Network Rail and TfL will also enable the delivery of a four trains per hour service at Angel Road Station.
In October 2017, Enfield ended its discussions with housebuilder Barratt on entering into a development agreement for Meridian Water and the company withdrew from its position as preferred development partner. The council is, as of March 2018, continuing to look for a partner.
Alma Estate regeneration
Developer Countryside's plans for the Alma estate at Ponders End estate involve the eventual demolition of 746 properties and construction in place of 993 new homes, shops, a gym, medical centre and community facilities.
There will be a mix of homes for private sale, shared ownership and those rented from the council for the remaining secure tenants. Construction work will carry a minimum requirement for local labour during the development.
Work is in progress on the first phase with construction of the first 228 new homes due in 2020. The council is meanwhile working with developer Countryside on detailed plans for phase two.
Enfield Council is working with developer Lovell Partnerships to deliver the £50 million Electric Quarter project in Ponders End.
The area has a long association with industrial innovation and technology and the Electric Quarter celebrates this, being named in honour of electric light bulb inventor Joseph Swan, who lived on Ponders End High Street.
It is a two-hectare development on the high street that will see 167 homes built and more than 1,300sq m of commercial and community space created. Almost all the necessary land assembly is completed for both phases.
The first phase, due for completion in March 2018, will deliver 40 townhouses for private sale and 21 homes for rent, while phase two will include 106 homes, a nursery, a rooftop play area, library and commercial units. Lovell is in the process of appointing a registered housing provider to manage all the affordable units.
Dujardin Mews is a development of 38 homes for local people built for the council by Durkan.
It was the recipient of a RIBA London Award in 2017 for architects Karakusevic Carson with Maccreanor Lavington. Enfield Council also won a RIBA for the scheme in the Best Client category. It is the first council-led social hosuing scheme the local authority has embarked on in 40 years.
The street takes its name from Enfield’s dressage Olympic double gold medallist, Charlotte Dujardin, and is the first housing scheme developed and managed scheme council since 1980s. Dujardin Mews is a modern interpretation of a traditional London residential street with town houses, flats and maisonettes built to Lifetime Homes standards and larger than the Greater London Authority’s requirements for minimum floor areas and meet either Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 or 5 criteria.
Half the homes are for affordable rent and half for shared equity sale and they have been offered to tenants and leaseholders from the Alma Estate, which is being demolished and regenerated.
The former Ladderswood Way estate has been renamed Montmorency Park to mark its redevelopment. It was built in the 1970s on land adjoining New Southgate industrial estate and had 161 homes. Plans were approved three years ago for 517 new homes – ranging from one bedroom flats to four bedroom houses – new commercial space, a community centre and an 80-bedroom hotel, and the handover of the first 23 affordable homes and 17 homes for private sale took place in September 2017.
Montmorency Park is one of the first projects to be delivered through the New Southgate Masterplan and it has been led by the New Ladderswood partnership, which comprises social landlord One Housing Group, housebuilder Sherrygreen Homes and building contractor Mulalley.
Works on phase two and three of the development have been underway since 2016. All utility diversion works and excavation of the ground to form the basement car park have been completed. Mulalley has also finished the construction of the concrete structure for buildings on the site.
Phase two This follows the idea of the first phase in making good use of vacant parcels of land.
This information was last updated in March 2018.