Return to traditional streets key to architects’ vision of regenerating Grahame Park estate in North London.

The £450 masterplan for the regeneration of the Grahame Park estate in Colindale, North London has been approved by the London Borough of Barnet.

The masterplan by architects Pollard Thomas Edwards and Levitt Bernstein will include 2,940 homes for sale and rent as well as new community facilities such as a library, nursery, health centre, community centre and shops.

The regeneration will be lead by Choices for Grahame Park a partnership between Genesis Housing Group and Notting Hill Housing Group.

The scheme includes over 35 acres of open space and the return of traditional street patterns. Stephen Fisher, lead masterplanner at Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects, said: “Grahame Park is a challenging project which focuses on people just as much as buildings. We are enhancing the elements of neighbourhood and community through the design and location of the new homes, open spaces, community facilities and the new street network.”

Building work is due to start in 2005/06 and will take ten years. Countryside Properties is the preferred housebuilder.