Go ahead for hundreds of homes next to Cockfosters tube station
Enfield Council has given the go-ahead to Connected Living London (CLL) – the formal partnership between Grainger plc and Transport for London (TfL) – to bring forward its new development by Cockfosters London Underground station
The 1.36 hectare development will deliver 351 new rental homes, including 40 per cent affordable housing, commercial space, improvements to the public realm, and new operational space for TfL.
Working alongside Mae and JCLA, Hawkins\Brown will design the new homes which will be delivered across four buildings with a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom properties.
The affordable homes will be provided at a discount to open market rates for rent and all residents will equally benefit from a range of on-site amenities, such as the residents’ lounge, gym and dedicated onsite Resident Services team.
The redevelopment provides public improvements that include new play facilities, a secure cycle hub, pavement widening and public realm improvements for users of Cockfosters Station.
Sustainability is a key part of the plans, with the development intending to optimise building performance with respect to energy, carbon, water and waste. It will also include solar panels, wildlife-friendly landscaping, and will lead to more than 70 additional trees being planted across the development.
The designs also enhance public access to Trent Park and the London Outer Orbital Path and have been designed to provide around 4,200 sqm of publicly accessible open space for both the local community and residents, with the new trees and greenery replacing much of the current hard surface.
We’ve taken care to balance the complex requirements of this site with the potential it has to provide housing and our designs create 4,200 sqm of publicly accessible open space, resulting in a net gain of more than 440 per cent in biodiversity across the site.