Stonegrove and Spur Road
Stonegrove and Spur Road Estates are situated on the edge of the green belt at the very northern edge of the London Borough of Barnet, close to Stanmore tube station and adjoining the London Borough of Harrow.
The estates were built in the 60s and 70s, and comprise of a mixture of 11-storey tower blocks and four-storey maisonette blocks. Due to the poor state of repair of the buildings and their high energy costs, the council resolved to regenerate the estates in order to provide modern homes, and take the opportunity to reconnect this 11.5 hectare site with the surrounding community, and the existing landscape and trees.
The current estates are made up of 603 homes with a combination of one to three bedroom flats and maisonettes distributed across medium and low-rise blocks. The vision for the regeneration of Stonegrove is to create a revitalised, attractive, vibrant and sustainable new neighbourhood.
On completion of the regeneration programme, all 603 properties will have been demolished and replaced by a new, balanced community. There will be a series of linked, mix-tenure areas with a range of different household sizes, which will be attractive to both existing and new residents alike. There will be a safe, well- defined and attractive public realm.
There will be 937 new homes, about a third of which will be for rent, half for sale and the remainder for low-cost home ownership. All the new homes will be designed and built to high standards. The aim of the regeneration is to provide new, high-quality suburban homes to meet the Decent Homes Standard and transform the estate into a vibrant neighbourhood which is in keeping with its suburban environment on the edge of green belt countryside.
Barratt Homes, in partnership with the London Borough of Barnet and Family Mosaic Housing Association, appointed Sprunt to act as executive architects to develop a masterplan for the regeneration, and to prepare a planning application.
The challenge was to create and then implement the vision for the regeneration based on a comprehensive programme of site research and analysis. This resulted in a masterplan that responds to the differing boundary conditions within and around the site, and provides a series of connected but different streets, spaces and architectural styles.
The Old Edgware School has already been replaced by The London Academy which has been operating since 2004. Penniwell Close, the first phase of the regeneration scheme, is a mixture of social rented accommodation and intermediate housing. 62 new affordable homes were completed in 2008. 117 affordable homes and homes for private sale were completed and occupied by July 2010.
The third phase of the development has delivered 98 new homes including 45 for social rent, 17 intermediate and 36 for private sale. This was completed in October 2011.
To continue the regeneration of the Stonegrove and Spur Road Estates, the council decided to serve a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO). This is for properties and land within the Stonegrove and Spur Road Estates regeneration masterplan. On 6 December 2011 the council made the CPO and notices were then served to all known persons who had an interest affected by the CPO on 8 December 2011. For more information please visit Barnet Compulsory Purchase Order page.
The fourth phase is due for completion in June 2012 and has delivered 67 new homes for private sale. The fifth phase is currently under construction and will be completed in March 2013. This will deliver 107 new homes for social rent.
All the new affordable homes will be owned and managed by Family Mosaic.
The council recognises the importance of engaging residents of the Stonegrove and Spur Road Estates, as well as neighbours including the community at the Edgware United Synagogue, the London Academy and St Peter's Church, as these are the closest stakeholders. They will be affected by almost everything that happens on Stonegrove.