To gain planning permission, the benefactors of the estate required high quality proposals, to deliver local benefits and provide for existing users of the land with accessible green space.
Working closely with the local community, including on-site artists, bee keepers, the Barnet Society and neighbouring Friends of Barnet Hospital, our design and planning team worked hard to ensure the evolving design captured local needs.
The design also preserves and enhances the character and appearance of the conservation area. The project will provide a purpose built studio for the existing artist and beekeeping groups, as well as over 150 new homes, 10% of which will be wheelchair accessible. There will also be a children’s play space, 1.7 hectares of open space and a healing and sensory garden for patients, staff and visitors to Barnet Hospital.