The £150 million major regeneration scheme is One Housing’s largest ever land-driven development scheme. The former gas works site sits to the north of Albert Road in New Barnet, close to the town centre, and is well served by local services and facilities including rail, London Underground and bus services. Extensive remediation work is bringing this long-standing industrial site back into the public domain. The site will provide over 400 mixed-tenure homes, 116 sqm of retail floor space and 558 sqm of flexible commercial floor space. Plans include an extensive basement car park, landscaped public areas and the re-location of an existing sub-station. This major regeneration project will provide private sale and shared ownership flats and houses, rented flats and a new energy centre supplying heating and hot water to the entire site. The development will create a vital new link between the town centre and Victoria Recreation Ground (as well as the borough’s future leisure facilities) and provide new public squares for work, rest, entertainment and play.
We worked closely with the project team to develop the internal layout. In particular a new spine road through the site was proposed with improved public realm on the desire line to the recreation ground. A Transport Assessment was submitted as part of the planning application, which included junction modelling of the site access points and local roundabout junction. All transport matters were resolved with Barnet highways officers. The planning application was also supported by a PERS Audit, Travel Plan, Delivery and Servicing Management Plan and a Construction Traffic Management Plan. Vectos also prepared a S247 Stopping Up application for the removal of an overbridge across the site.