Little Strand in Colindale, is part of Barnet Homes’ infill development programme for new affordable housing and the first project designed with Barnet Homes to achieve zero carbon in energy use and carbon emissions.
Within the cul-de-sac, former garage sites and bungalows will be redeveloped with the construction of 12 new houses and 23 apartments within a new flat block, in addition to landscaping and street improvements. All 35 new homes will be affordable tenure and managed by Barnet Homes.
The new landscaping includes the creation of a new communal garden and children’s play space. Across Little Strand there will be new street trees, a resurfaced road, widened pedestrian paths and formalised parking areas. The layout and site improvements within the scheme have been carefully considered with feedback from existing residents gathered from consultation events.
The zero carbon development has been designed to be highly sustainable through the use of efficient building fabric, good air-tightness levels and avoids the use of gas boilers by adopting an all-electric energy strategy. Heating and energy will be generated by air source heat pumps and solar panels. The project has been featured in the NLA’s report, ’ Zero Carbon London’ published in November 2020.