Leading property and construction consultants, McBains Cooper have been given the go-ahead to help build a new 48 unit apartment development with a ground and first floor retail showroom in West Hendon.
Barnet Council granted consent for the scheme earlier in the month.
The eight floor development at 60 West Hendon Broadway will see the demolition of an existing tile and bath retail store and the delivery of the new showroom and 48 apartments.
As a result of the series of new developments either progressing or in the pipeline, this area of Barnet is now undergoing a significant change.
Among these developments are Hendon Waterside, Beaufort Park and the proposed plans for the redevelopment of the Brent Cross Shopping Centre by Hammerson and Standard Life Investments.
Director of Design at McBains Cooper, Mark Leeson, commented: “We had to work hard with Barnet to develop a scheme which balanced the need for new housing with the very urban nature of the site, bounded by the A5 to the west and the M1/ Thameslink main line into Kings Cross.
“We’re very pleased that the Council recognised the high standard of design that we have achieved and look forward to working with the client now to implement the scheme over the course of the next year or so.”
The housing is made up of 30 one bedroom apartments, six studio flats and 12 two bed apartments.
All of these have been designed to meet the Housing Design Guide and London Plan, with McBains Cooper providing architectural design, cost management, strategic monitoring and evaluation, along with structural and civil engineering advice for the project.
The design of the elevations is a direct response to the acoustic conditions that exist on site and include innovations to reduce noise while enhancing light and views for residents.