Regeneration of Hendon Town Centre - Hendon Hub Masterplan

Client: London Borough of Barnet
Location: Barnet, London
Discipline(s): Planning, Strategic Communication and Consultation

Working on behalf of the London Borough of Barnet (LBB), and their joint venture partners, Middlesex University, GL Hearn's Planning team is leading the submission of a series of interrelated planning and listed building applications for the redevelopment of Hendon Town and Civic Centre.

Forming part of a wider Regeneration Masterplan, the proposed scheme includes a new community hub, library, offices, retail, estate regeneration to provide new residential dwellings, landscape area and play spaces together with 800 new student accommodation units, theatre, arts and cultural industries building and new legal and business school for Middlesex University.

Engagement with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and LBB
Due to the scale of the project, the development is referable to the Mayor of London and is an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) development. The Regeneration Masterplan has been tested during pre-application engagement and consultation with Greater London Authority and LBB officers in a series of meetings held during the summer and autumn of 2020.

A mixture of formal pre-application meetings, design workshops and design reviews with LBB have been utilised to test the emerging Masterplan and the key development sites within the scheme.

Pre-application discussions with the GLA confirmed the package of community benefits for the Hendon area and demonstrated that there would be no net loss of community facilities and social infrastructure. Our approach to energy, sustainability, carbon reduction and urban greening are all key issues that have been addressed in consultation with the GLA.

Community Consultation
Working in partnership with our internal Strategic Communications team, we are currently undertaking a significant programme of consultation with the Hendon community and ward councillors in advance of the submission of planning applications in the summer of 2021. Given the constraints of COVID-19 and social distancing measures in place, our team has worked to deliver this consultation online using our bespoke virtual consultation environment. You can view the virtual consultation online HERE.