Galliford Try and Peabody among shortlisted companies for Meridian Water job

Enfield council has shortlisted four housing developers and associations to deliver the first phase of its £6bn Meridian Water scheme.

Galliford Try, L&Q, Peabody and Redrow are all in the running for Meridian One, which will deliver 725 homes, as well as new public squares, shops and leisure facilities.

Out of 17 developers and housing associations that expressed an interest in delivering Meridian One, 10 submitted bids to the council in October, before the shortlist was whittled down to four. A winner will be chosen next spring.

CGI of Phase 1 at Willoughby Lane, courtesy of KCA

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The first phase has already received outline planning consent, while construction enabling works began in January 2017.

Cllr Nesil Caliskan, leader of Enfield council, said: “This is another clear demonstration of the progress we’re making at Meridian Water and the confidence the development community has shown in the council to deliver one of London’s most exciting regeneration projects.

By taking control of the vision for Meridian Water and overseeing its delivery, we are now able to select the right development partner for each phase and accelerate the delivery of the first housing site at Meridian One.”

Progress is also being made on bringing forward a further housing site for Meridian Two at Leeside Road, which will deliver 200 affordable homes.

The council is also progressing a detailed business case for the Housing Infrastructure Fund, which if secured in full, will see £156m of government funding connect all parts of Meridian Water to the new train station, which is due to open in summer 2019, and improve the frequency of train services.

CGI view of new station from Western Square at night, courtesy of KCA

Source: KCA