North London mixed-use scheme gets go-ahead

An eight-floor mixed use scheme will be build in North London after Barnet Council granted a planning consent last Thursday, 8 September.

The development at 60 West Hendon Broadway will replace an existing tile and bath retail store with a new 48-apartment and showroom development.

The housing consists of 30 one-bed flats, 12 two-bed flats and six studios but none of the properties had been earmarked for affordable sale.

To satisfy the London Plan policy, developer McBains Cooper is offering financial contributions to offsite provision of affordable housing and contributions to play space, highways improvements and community initiatives.

Mark Leeson, director of Design at McBains Cooper, said:

“We had to work hard with Barnet to develop a scheme which balanced the need for new housing with the very urban nature of the site, bounded by the A5 to the west and the M1/ Thameslink main line into Kings Cross.

“We’re very pleased that the Council recognised the high standard of design that we have achieved and look forward to working with the client now to implement the scheme over the course of the next year or so.”

McBains Cooper has provided architectural design, cost management, strategic monitoring and evaluation, along with structural and civil engineering advice for the project.