Next phase of Meridian Water development will deliver a further 676 flats and maionettes

Hawkins Brown and HTA Design have been granted planning permission for a second chunk of Enfield Council’s Meridian Water regeneration project in north London.

The practices got the green light for the scheme’s 300-home initial phase last year. The latest approval – for phase 1B – covers a further 676 flats and maisonettes, as well as 1,209sq m of flexible commercial space, a 563sq m medical facility, and 809sq m of leisure space.

It will also see the creation of 8,000sq m of public open space, including roads and footpaths, car and cycle parking provision, play areas, and a civic square at Meridian Water Station, which was designed by Scott Brownrigg.

While phase 1A of the scheme, just south of the North Circular Road at Edmonton, was predominantly mid-rise, phase 1B contains 30- and 24-storey towers, as well as lower-rise elements

Vistry Partnerships is the developer for both parts of phase one. Meridian Water has a footprint of roughly 85ha and  is expected to deliver 10,000 new homes over 25 years.


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Hawkins Brown and HTA’s just-approved phase 1B proposals for the Meridian Water development in Enfield, north London

Hawkins Brown partner and residential lead Greg Moss said the firm and HTA had worked closely with Vistry and Enfield Council to make sure that the latest buildings offered not only a significant number of new high-quality homes, but also a mix of uses at street level.

“We included a variety of amenities set within green streets, a new park and play spaces for children,” he said.

“It brings the council’s vision to life by creating a welcoming sense of arrival for anyone stepping out of Meridian Water station.”


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HTA partner Colin Ainger said the phase 1B approval exemplified the practice’s desire to deliver “landscape-led regeneration at scale” and provide “fantastic new homes set within an environmentally sensitive, ecologically enhanced new public realm”.

Hawkins Brown and HTA worked with Fisher Cheng and Urban Projects Bureau on the designs.

A report to Enfield Council’s planning committee last week said 50% of the homes being delivered as part of phase 1A and 1B would be affordable, split across London affordable rent and shared-ownership tenures.