Waterman provides specialist support for £6bn Meridian Water regeneration scheme
Waterman is delighted to be providing a suite of design and specialist services to support the Meridian Water strategic infrastructure works which will facilitate the London Borough of Enfield’s £6bn regeneration.
The ambitious 25-year scheme will see a 210-acre area of north London completely reimagined to provide 10,000 new homes, of which 40% will be affordable housing, alongside a huge range of new commercial units, public spaces and community facilities, creating 6,000 new jobs.
Located adjacent to the 10,000-acre Lee Valley Park, this major development is centred around the new Meridian Water railway station which offers connections south to Stratford and London Liverpool Street and north to Stansted and Cambridge. Through Meridian Water, London Borough of Enfield Council hope to create a truly mixed-use environment, where visitors and residents will be able to enjoy a vibrant, 24-hour destination complete with nightlife, live music, a new theatre and cinema.
Maximising environmental sustainability, designs will utilise a progressive reduction of the embodied carbon in construction materials, with local manufacturing championed alongside the use of natural, recycled, reused or refurbished materials. New homes will be connected to a community heat network and are being designed and built to ensure their resilience to our changing climate. Sustainable transport will also feature heavily throughout the development, with homes and businesses connected by extensive bicycle and pedestrian routes, whilst new roads and bridges will allow enviable bus and rail connectivity.
Waterman’s appointment as Taylor Woodrow’s design partner will see our infrastructure and environment team provide a wide range of design and specialist input to support numerous aspects of the scheme, including infrastructure and highways, landscape architecture, ground remediation and earthworks, civil structures designs, CEEQUAL assessment and BIM across each of the planning, design and construction phases.
Julian Gatward, Managing Director of Taylor Woodrow recently stated: “Sustainability is at the heart of our approach and we are committed to making a positive difference to the communities that we work within… Our social value strategy will be a key driver in the success of the project, and includes supporting the growth of responsible regional business, protecting and enhancing the environment, and providing a variety of training and employment opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds.”
Our specialists will act as the principal designer’s representative, support the discharge of planning conditions and provide further ecological assessments and surveys along with facilitating waste environmental permitting.
Paul Moore, Waterman’s Regional Director for London and Southern Counties, said: “I am delighted that we’ve become a key member of the team which will create a new neighbourhood for north London, bringing a new lease of life to Enfield by adding 10,000 homes and creating thousands of jobs over the coming years. This exciting regeneration project continues to build on Waterman’s considerable strategic land portfolio and we look forward to supporting this hugely significant scheme as the exciting plans come to fruition.”
The first residential phase of the development, which will see 900 homes built to the west of the new station in Meridian One off Willoughby Lane, is now underway with completion expected in 2023, whilst the first new school, Meridian Angel, opened in 2017.
To find out more about the Meridian Water regeneration, click here.