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West Hendon

Our competition winning bid to regenerate this suburban estate blighted by a poorly-planned traffic gyratory re-orients the neighbourhood to bring the natural assets of the adjacent reservoir and SSSI closer to residents.

The masterplan replaces existing housing with a mixed tenure development set around a new ‘community heart’. A new public square with shopping and community facilities, comprehensive new neighbourhood services, and a range of socio-economic measures, will all combine to form the backdrop for a new, vibrant mixed community.

On the strength of these proposals, residents voted overwhelmingly to transfer from the council to a new landlord, Metropolitan West Hendon. The scheme was granted outline planning permission in March

Location: Barnet

Client: Metropolitan Housing

Accommodation: 2171 new homes and new local neighbourhood office + services, Primary Care Resource Centre, Health Club, Community Hall. 548 homes for rent, 1,325 homes for sale, 132 intermediate homes

Start Date: 2004

Completion Date: 2009

Services Provided

Character area assessments, Design codes, Green Infrastructure, Housing, Landscape Regeneration, Masterplanning, Parks and Public Realm, Residential, Visioning and Masterplanning, Waterfront