The Hendon Hub redevelopment is a new project that will deliver new and improved academic and civic spaces around The Burroughs in Hendon.
Illustrative view looking north along The Burroughs
Working in partnership with Middlesex University and the Barnet Library Service, the proposals will provide new mixed-use accommodation and community facilities to Hendon, as well as a more welcoming and greener public realm designed with local people in mind. The proposals for Hendon will include creating a more pleasant environment in and around The Burroughs, making the area more accessible and inviting for everyone.
Proposals include plans for a new library which will deliver a welcoming and flexible space for local residents. The current library building will be refurbished and some access to the public will be retained so that they may continue to enjoy its historic aesthetic.
The council commenced its consultation on the proposals in March 2021 and invited stakeholders and residents to give their feedback. Barnet Council would like to thank everyone who has responded to the consultation so far, and will be inviting residents along to further virtual and face-to-face meetings so that everyone has the opportunity to have their say.
The council has listened to the feedback received to date from residents and stakeholders and some additional options are being considered, including the potential of reducing the total overall amount of student accommodation across the various sites.
The council is also exploring the potential to provide new community facilities, including:
- a GP surgery
- new affordable or key worker accommodation
- independent homes for young adults
- the creation of a community hub to provide new premises for existing charities and community organisations.
Councillor Dan Thomas, Leader of Barnet Council, said: “This project will bring much needed improvements and investment into the area. We have listened to residents and have taken into consideration their views as they help to shape these exciting proposals. We have now extended our consultation until 4 June, giving more people an opportunity to give their feedback online and at our face-to-face meetings.”
A Middlesex University spokesperson said: “We are pleased that so many members of the community have responded to the initial consultation. It’s really important that as many people as possible who live and work in Hendon make their voices heard. The council has committed to take these views on board and has extended the deadline for the consultation until 4 June. We would urge the community to make the most of the virtual, and when possible face-to-face meetings, to find out more about the potential changes that have been identified and feedback on them.”
Anyone who would like to have their say, can do so in a number of ways, including:
• Online: via the feedback form on the project website www.hendonhub.co.uk
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Telephone: 0344 225 0003
• Post: Freepost RTZS-BLHZ-EUXC, GL Hearn, 65 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7NQ
Dates for the latest virtual meetings can be found at www.hendonhub.co.uk. The deadline for all responses is 4 June 2021.