Scheme will deliver 873 homes for housing association Optivo and housebuilder Countryside
Architect Patel Taylor is developing proposals for hundreds of homes on the site of the former Metropolitan Police training centre and driving school in Colindale, north-west London.
Housing association Optivo and housebuilder Countryside have been selected by the Greater London Authority and the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime to deliver the 873-home scheme through City Hall’s London Development Panel framework.
In addition to the new homes, the development will also deliver a nursery, new shops, new recreational space and a drop-in Bikeworks centre.
Deputy London mayor for housing Tom Copley said 60% of the new homes would be “genuinely affordable” to Londoners.
“This development, in an area undergoing an exciting period of transformation, will not only provide hundreds of the genuinely affordable, high quality homes that Londoners deserve, it will also foster a strong sense of community,” he said.
“I look forward to working with partners on these plans and seeing this ambitious vision become a reality.”
Patel Taylor has produced concept designs for the development, but a planning application for the proposals has yet to be submitted to local planning authority Barnet.
Optivo and Countryside said work could start on site as soon as summer 2023, for an anticipated finish in 2029.