Specialist designers have been appointed by Enfield Council to drive forward the delivery of one of the most important aspects of the new £1.5 billion Meridian Water development in Edmonton.
CH2M Hill has been commissioned to prepare a detailed feasibility study and business case to support the delivery of phase one and subsequent improvements to the proposed Causeway at the very heart of Meridian Water.
Meridian Water is one of the biggest Eco- Developments in Europe and will provide 5,000 homes and 3,000 jobs in an attractive water front setting.
Enfield Council recently secured £74 million funding to significantly improve rail links to the development which will deliver a four train an hour service at Angel Road Station, soon to be renamed Meridian Water Station.
The Causeway, set out in the Meridian Water Masterplan, is the central spine that runs through the development, linking individual neighbourhoods together and connecting new developments to existing communities. Welcoming and attractively designed, the Causeway will not only stimulate development, but will signal that Meridian Water is moving decisively forward.
The first section to be remodelled will be Glover Drive, between Tesco and IKEA. Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Business and Regeneration, Cllr Del Goddard, said:
“Meridian Water is a fantastic opportunity for us to regenerate a key site in this borough and the development of the Causeway is one of the most crucial aspects of this development.
“It will help create linked communities and bring the different aspects of the site together in an effective and attractive way and help make sure that all parts of the development are equally accessible.”
John McNicholas, Regional Business Group Manager ofUrban Programmes, Europe, at CH2M HILL, said:
“We are proud to be associated with this exciting project. CH2M HILL’s Urban Environment Group was set up in 2011 with the purpose of helping clients to revitalise their neighbourhoods through the creation of interconnected, vibrant communities. This is the kind of neighbourhood that we look forward to creating for Enfield.”