We’re delighted to announce that our masterplan for Grahame Park (Stage B) won the prize for best regeneration at this year’s Planning Awards.
The awards recognise outstanding work across the planning and placemaking sectors that not only make a difference to the quality of the physical environment but also have a positive impact on the wellbeing of the community.
Located on the site of the former Hendon airfield in Colindale, we are developing this large-scale regeneration project in partnership with the London Borough of Barnet over the next 20 years. As well as providing 2,088 new homes, of which 50% will be affordable, placemaking is at the heart of the masterplan, which will also deliver better transport links, more sustainable green spaces and a fantastic range of facilities designed to continue and grow a sense of community.
These include a new community centre, a nursery, children’s centre, shops, cafes, restaurants and flexible workspaces for local businesses, with many homes also set around the re-imagined Heybourne Park. Our thanks go to Patel Taylor architects and the masterplan design team, many of whom are still involved in the project, including HGH planning consultants, HTA Landscaping, Max Fordham, Curtins and Arcadis as well as our project managers Inner Circle Consulting.
Our investment of almost £900 million over the period of the regeneration will enhance the lives of those living on the estate, many of whom are on low incomes. This means an extensive programme of wellbeing activities as well as training programmes, mentoring, more job opportunities and support for new businesses through the innovative “Make It Happen” programme.
Tracy Lavers, Director of Regeneration at Notting Hill Genesis said:
“We are thrilled to have received this prestigious award, which recognises NHG’s long-term investment in the people and the place. The proposals will significantly improve the quality of life for local residents as well as physical and environmental quality of the estate.
“To date we have enabled delivery of nearly 700 homes, supermarket and pharmacy, a library within the Barnet and Southgate College building, new council offices and park enhancements, with a further 209 affordable homes (including 149 shared ownership homes and 60 for social rent) currently under construction. The Masterplan will create a thriving, beautiful and mixed tenure place that people will be proud to call home.”
Our success would not be possible without a great team effort and collaboration. Thank you to all who have contributed to this success – our residents, partners and stakeholders.
You can find out more about the homes that’ll be available at the new Heybourne Park here.
There’s also more background information of the regeneration here.