A year since the new Meridian Water station opened, linking the development to Tottenham Hale, Stratford and beyond, Meridian Water continues to deliver for Enfield.
Despite the impact of COVID 19, activation and animation of Meridian Water goes on. Major construction work will start on the first neighbourhood next to the new station, in conjunction with the Developers Vistry Partnerships, in early 2021. At the end of 2019, Enfield Council signed a Development Agreement with Vistry Partnerships to deliver “Meridian One”, the first phase of the wider Meridian Water development, which will deliver a mixed use development of approximately 1000 homes, as well as over 2000 sq.m of leisure, retail, employment and community spaces. The scheme will also deliver new public open spaces and improve connections between Meridian Water Station and Upper Edmonton.
The development provides 50% affordable housing overall, all associated jobs with the scheme will pay the London Living Wage and there will be opportunities for local business to be part of the supply chain to the scheme. There will be a dedicated community garden and Construction Skills Academy as part of the ongoing development. An Outline planning permission is already in place and a Reserved Matters Application will be submitted in the early autumn for the first 300 homes. This will enable construction works to start by spring 2021 for the first new Council homes, with the first completions in 2022. Vistry Partnerships have now commenced their consultation on their plans for their ‘Meridian One’ development and you can read more, comment and sign up for consultation events here: https://meridianoneconsultation.co.uk/en/
In addition, the Council will shortly announce the chosen contractor to delivery the sitewide infrastructure works such as new roads, public realm and rail improvements with the £156 million grant won from central government under the Housing Infrastructure Fund. These works that will help open up the site for the delivery of new homes, offices, shops and schools, will be delivered over the next three years.