Working with construction partner, Barratt London, we are investing millions of pounds to deliver more than 2,000 new mixed tenure homes, including social rent, low cost home ownership and outright sale, together with a new community centre, a new park, new sports and leisure opportunities, space for a new school and improved local transport links.
Cross subsidy from the sale of new homes, along with public grant, will enable the delivery of the scheme.
The West Hendon Estate, in the London Borough of Barnet, sits between the A5 Edgware Road and the Welsh Harp Reservoir, a designated site of special scientific interest. It has good transport links with easy access to the road and rail network.
The estate was completed by Barnet Council in the early 1970s using the ‘Bison’ large panel system of construction, which from the outset suffered numerous technical problems. The 680 flats and houses which formed interlocking courtyards continued to deteriorate, eventually leading Barnet Council to seek regeneration proposals.
Metropolitan was chosen as the Council’s development partner in 2002. The development agreement between Metropolitan, Barratt London, and Barnet Council was signed in August 2006.
You can find out more about our plans, the history of the project and who we are working with at www.west-hendon.co.uk