If planning is approved by Enfield Council, the site will have 162 homes – with 40% affordable homes – in four buildings from one to seven storeys high. The taller buildings will be at the North side of the site away from neighbouring homes and the Arnos Grove tube station.
“This heritage-led scheme has been sensitively designed to respond to and enhance the setting of the important Grade II* listed station building. It will deliver more than 160 new homes for rent to the area, including 40 per cent affordable housing, that the capital desperately needs.”Ben Tate, Head of Build to Rent, Transport for London
The Build to Rent homes will be built over the car parks at Arnos Grove underground station in Southgate – and will contribute to Enfield’s housing needs of 1,876 homes a year over the next 25 years. The site – which will offer cycling, walking and public transport – is near the Grade II listed station building which opened in 1932 and was designed by architect Charles Holden.
The heritage statement submitted in the planning application said that Arnos Grove underground station “makes one of the most important contributions to early modernism and railway architecture, both in Britain and internationally”. And that the design “has focused on preserving and enhancing the setting of the listed station building”.
“The London Borough of Enfield has now validated the planning application for our development, which will also provide a new public square as well as generating a range of local benefits. Our plans have developed with input from the local community and we will continue to keep people informed, as we go through the planning process.”Ben Tate, Head of Build to Rent, Transport for London