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 partners, Middlesex University, GL Hearn led the submission of a series of complex and interrelated planning and listed building applications for the redevelopment of Hendon Town and Civic Centre – Hendon Hub Masterplan.

A long-term project for GL Hearn and key milestone for the Hendon Hub. Having been involved for more than two years, GL Hearn secured six planning applications and one listed building consent application on behalf of LBB, approved by councillors at the Strategic Planning Committee, held in January 2022.

The Masterplan, which includes significant improvements to the public realm to be made throughout the local neighbourhood, will comprise a new community hub, state-of-the-art library, offices, retail, estate regeneration, new affordable residential dwellings, landscape areas and play spaces, together with 565 new student accommodation units, arts and cultural industries building and new teaching accommodation buildings for Middlesex University.

GL Hearn provided a full range of specialist services including town planning, masterplanning, landscape design, strategic communications, noise, air quality, rights of light, sunlight and daylight, carbon assessment, climate change assessment, environmental impact assessment and CPO services, and worked in partnership with ESA Architects and Capita colleagues providing project management, development management, environmental, energy, engineering, highways, and transport services.

Community Consultation

Our Strategic Communications team undertook a significant programme of consultation with the Hendon community. Given the constraints of COVID-19 and social distancing measures in place, our team worked to deliver this consultation online using our bespoke virtual consultation environment. You can view the consultation HERE

Engagement with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and LBB

Due to the scale of the project, the proposed was supported by an Environmental Impact Assessment and was referable to the Mayor of London. The regeneration Masterplan was tested during positive pre-application engagement and consultation with the Greater London Authority (GLA), Historic England and LBB planning, design, and conservation officers.

The scheme is an exemplar in terms of its approach to energy, sustainability, carbon reduction and urban greening which are all key issues that have been addressed in consultation with the GLA and LBB.