Enfield Council launches search for development partners to deliver the first phases of key infrastructure at Meridian Water.
The £135m worth of infrastructure will deliver vital new road networks, cycle lanes, bridges and utility services required for the 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs on the site.
A procurement launch event was held on Friday 26 April for potential partners.
Enfield Council has launched its search for development partners to deliver the first phases of strategic infrastructure works in Meridian Water.
The successful bidders will play a key role in delivering the strategic road works, junctions, bridges and utility services required by the £6 billion scheme which will provide 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs as well as supporting infrastructure including a new rail station and community facilities.
The works will also deliver two new parks, cycle lanes, and infrastructure that enables energetik to provide heat to the homes and business
The chosen partners will also be responsible for demolition, construction, earth and remediation works and have a role in design development, the Council expects a framework contract worth around £135 million and lasting five years to be awarded.
Enfield Council Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said: “Our Meridian Water programme is going to provide thousands of homes and jobs in Edmonton and we want a partner to help deliver the first phase of the strategic infrastructure which will help to make our vision a reality.”
“These critical works will underpin the delivery of the entire project and the procurement of partner(s) to deliver this work demonstrates once again that Enfield Council is making Meridian Water a reality and the public sector is ready, willing and able to deliver successful large-scale construction projects in a way that truly benefits residents.
”This is an exciting time for Enfield and an exciting time for London. We want partners that share our passion and vision and who can help us build something incredible.”
Enfield Council’s flagship development continues to gain momentum following the recent announcement of Galliford Try Partnerships as the development partner for the delivery of the first 725 homes at Meridian One. The new homes will be delivered around the new Meridian Water train station, which is due to open next month and serve up to four million rail passengers a year.
The search for a new developer for Meridian Two, at Leeside Road has also started. The scheme will deliver circa 250 affordable homes with workspace on the lower floors, earmarked to bring makers and creators to the area.
A bid has also been made for £156 million of Housing Infrastructure Fund cash from the government, which if agreed will help fund the first phases of strategic infrastructure works in Meridian Water as well as a more frequent rail service through the new station.