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North Circular Road, Enfield

North Circular Road

We bought this large amount of land along the North Circular Road from Transport for London (TfL) in 2009, to regenerate in four different phases, and bring 554 new and improved homes to the area.

At a glance

In the 1970s, the Department of Transport purchased a number of parcels of land and homes along the A406 with the intention of widening the road. However, the plans were rejected for a smaller road improvement scheme, but the houses remained unoccupied and fell into disrepair. In early 2009, Transport for London (TfL), who had inherited the sites, approached us to sell its surplus properties.

  • Architects: Stockwool
  • Contractors: Durkan, Kingsbury, Bugler, Allen Build
  • Units: 554 (312 social rent, 127 Shared Ownership, 74 affordable rent, 41 private rent)

About North Circular Road, Enfield

Phased approach

Our regeneration work along the North Circular Road consists of four different phases and four different approaches to construction, including:

  • Refurbishment of derelict houses
  • Regeneration of small infill sites
  • Three large-scale new build developments
  • Comprehensive redevelopment of blighted commercial sites.

Phase 1: (September 2010 – September 2012): The first phase was the upgrading and refurbishment of 258 unoccupied and derelict homes. All homes were brought up to Decent Homes Standard which included improved insulation and energy efficient boilers and other measures to make the homes more sustainable, efficient and economical to run. We worked closely with Enfield Council to rehouse temporary tenants in newly refurbished homes and provided additional adaptations to certain homes to meet the resident’s special needs.

 

 

 

 

Phase 2: (Winter 2012 – Spring 2015): Included in the purchase from TfL were 10 vacant plots and garage sites where properties had been previously demolished, which when combined with neighbouring land, were ideal for small-scale development. they now consist of 45 new homes for social rent with sites ranging in size from one new 4 bedroom house to an apartment block containing 15 new flats.

Phase 3: (Spring 2014 – Winter 2016): We are currently developing three new build sites located on the larger parcels of land. The sites will provide 54, 60 and 120 new homes plus commercial space for community use.

Phase 4: The indecision over the possible road widening has contributed to the poor provision of neighbourhood facilities, including commercial/employment, retail, health, leisure and community uses. Rather than proceeding with the low key development or refurbishment in these areas, Notting Hill is engaging with the Council and local community to work up a more ambitious and positive long-term strategy.