Development partners are being sought for a second major affordable housing site at Enfield Council’s Meridian Water scheme
Meridian Water is a £6bn mixed-use regeneration scheme on 85 hectares of land which will provide 10,000 new homes and 6,000 jobs in a new district in London. The programme will also deliver all the elements of a successful new neighbourhood including schools, health facilities, rail infrastructure and new open spaces.
Meridian Two will deliver the first 100% affordable homes on the site as part of a mixed-use scheme, including new workspaces for local people. The new workspaces will help to deliver a new economy for makers and creators, and transform the employment base within the Borough.
Enfield Council will oversee the delivery of the site and select the successful development partner, further demonstrating a genuinely new way of working for a local authority.
The delivery of Meridian Two, with 200 — 250 homes on the site, will reflect the key principles outlined in the Vision for Meridian Water, with homes and workspace completed by 2022/23 and reflect the Council’s aspirations for the wider development, which include prioritising the benefits for local people, creating a thriving new economy for the Lee Valley, offering a choice of affordable housing for local people and be designed to prioritise walking and cycling by choice.
Enfield Council’s Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said: “Enfield Council has taken control of the Meridian Water development and the delivery of Meridian Two supports our vision of creating a truly mixed use community for the capital.
“This latest announcement showcases the public sector at its pioneering best, we are speeding up the delivery of new homes and jobs at Meridian Water and we continuing to make good progress towards delivering this major £6bn, 20 year regeneration programme which will deliver thousands of homes and jobs to Enfield.”
Meridian One, the first phase of Meridian Water, and the new Meridian Water station are located approximately 0.2 mile away.