Enfield Council has appointed Atkins to design an integrated rail and bus transport terminal for Angel Road Rail Station which will be the heart of the new Meridian Water eco-development in Enfield.
The station will be a thriving new hub that combines rail and bus services to provide better access to Meridian Water for future residents and businesses. Meridian Water is a new £1.5 billion, 85 hectare, eco-development which will provide up to 5,000 new homes and up to 3,000 new jobs.
The improvements, which will be completed in the next five years, will bring benefits for those that currently live and work in the area, as well as the new residents of the Meridian Water development. The project is being funded with £2.5 million from the Greater London Authority with a further £1 million from Enfield Council.
This new station combined with additional investment in three tracking the railway, will bring forth a four trains per hour service at Angel Road Station.
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Business and Regeneration, Cllr Del Goddard, said:
“The design and delivery of a new transport hub at Angel Road will pave the way for the future development of Meridian Water and developing even better transport services for the area is absolutely key as we move forward.
“Meridian Water will be one of the biggest eco-developments in the United Kingdom and I would like to thank the LEP and the GLa for supporting this development. I am delighted with the appointment of Atkins have been appointed to deliver this crucial part of the project. “
Atkins’ Project Manager Paul Reynolds said:
“The chance to be involved in the creation of this exciting new neighbourhood is something not to be passed up – we know that getting the urban infrastructure right at this stage is vital for the successful delivery of a quality place, and we are pleased to be bringing our interdisciplinary skills and knowledge to help LB Enfield in making the vision a reality.
“Our integrated multi-disciplinary design team will develop proposals that meet the needs of future residents and also the transport service providers in upgrading what is one of the least used stations in the whole of London into a transport hub fit for the 21st Century.”