The regeneration of the West Hendon estate, in the south-west of the borough, aims to create a new mixed neighbourhood of social, private and affordable homes with a range of benefits, including a new school and community centre.
Why regeneration is taking place
Homes on the West Hendon Estate do not meet the Decent Homes Standard. At least £11.5 million would be required to bring existing homes up to Decent Homes Standards; the cost of which would need to be funded by both the council and existing homeowners.
The development scheme will provide a mix of properties to reflect the broad range of home owners in the rest of the borough and London as a whole.
Key facts about the scheme
The new mixed tenure housing development will deliver:
- Total of 2,194 properties by 2027, resulting in an additional 1,553 much needed new homes
- 543 affordable homes: 256 available for social rent and 287 available under shared equity arrangements. These properties will be indistinguishable from private property
- 1,651 properties available at market value
- Improved transport links
- An enhanced Town Centre and the creation of a commercial hub with new shops and restaurants
- New Community Centre
- 2 new bridges and the creation of a vista, providing a pedestrian thoroughfare from Hendon train station to the rest of the estate
- Integration to the Welsh Harp Reservoir as part of extensive landscaping
- A 3-form entry community school for around 400 pupils and a nursery
- New road network and removal of the existing gyratory system
- 1,000 full time construction jobs and 126 non-construction full time jobs created by the scheme.
Who is delivering the regeneration?
The scheme is being delivered by the Barratt Metropolitan Limited Liability Partnership – which is a Joint Venture between Barratt London and Metropolitan Housing Trust.