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Former Barnet & Southgate College

Colindale, London

Barratt Homes

396 new homes

London Borough of Barnet

Redevelopment of Barnet And Southgate College to provide 266 flats, 56 maisonettes and 74 dwellinghouses and associated internal street network, open space, landscaping, parking, cycle storage and amenity space provision

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Surrounding Building Uses

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Surrounding Building Uses

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Ordinance Survey Map

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Ordinance Survey Map

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Aerial view of the site

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Aerial view of the site

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into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Masterplan with through routes connecting homes to Grahame Park Way and Corner Mead via a new square

The master plan has been developed to respond to the urban design cues in the Colindale AAP by creating a clear pedestrian connection west-east, leading to the railway underpass and M1 motorway footbridge, which links Colindale to the east of Barnet. A new ‘London square’ sits on this route at the heart

of the development and can be safely accessed from the clear hierarchy of secondary and tertiary roads and paths across the site. A back-to-back garden relationship will be created with the neighbouring housing, to the north of the site and similarly back gardens are used to create a secure boundary to the safe-guarded school site. Otherwise the new roads and existing roads that bound the site will be populated by an active frontage of the front doors of houses and maisonettes.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Masterplan with through routes connecting homes to Grahame Park Way and Corner Mead via a new square

The master plan has been developed to respond to the urban design cues in the Colindale AAP by creating a clear pedestrian connection west-east, leading to the railway underpass and M1 motorway footbridge, which links Colindale to the east of Barnet. A new ‘London square’ sits on this route at the heart

of the development and can be safely accessed from the clear hierarchy of secondary and tertiary roads and paths across the site. A back-to-back garden relationship will be created with the neighbouring housing, to the north of the site and similarly back gardens are used to create a secure boundary to the safe-guarded school site. Otherwise the new roads and existing roads that bound the site will be populated by an active frontage of the front doors of houses and maisonettes.

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into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Location map indicating neighbouring buildings and land uses

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Location map indicating neighbouring buildings and land uses

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into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Aerial view indicating neighbouring buildings and land uses

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into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Aerial view indicating neighbouring buildings and land uses

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into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Opportunities and constraints plan from Colindale AAP

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into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Opportunities and constraints plan from Colindale AAP

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into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Pedestrian and vehicular entrances along Grahame Park Way

Multiple entrances are provided to key streets, with taller gateway buildings softened by new as well as mature tree screens and open areas

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into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Pedestrian and vehicular entrances along Grahame Park Way

Multiple entrances are provided to key streets, with taller gateway buildings softened by new as well as mature tree screens and open areas

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into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Tall gateway apartment at the intersection of Grahame Park Way and Corner Mead

Multiple entrances are provided to key streets, with taller gateway buildings softened by new as well as mature tree screens and open areas

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Tall gateway apartment at the intersection of Grahame Park Way and Corner Mead

Multiple entrances are provided to key streets, with taller gateway buildings softened by new as well as mature tree screens and open areas

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Pedestrian and vehicular entrances along Corner Mead

Multiple entrances are provided to key streets, with taller gateway buildings softened by new as well as mature tree screens and open areas

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

Pedestrian and vehicular entrances along Corner Mead

Multiple entrances are provided to key streets, with taller gateway buildings softened by new as well as mature tree screens and open areas

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

View of the Grahame Park Way Blocks from the embankment

Multiple entrances are provided to key streets, with taller gateway buildings softened by new as well as mature tree screens and open areas

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

1. Connections

View of the Grahame Park Way Blocks from the embankment

Multiple entrances are provided to key streets, with taller gateway buildings softened by new as well as mature tree screens and open areas

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into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

Location plan

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2. Facilities and services

Location plan

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2. Facilities and services

The central square and landscaped streetscapes create a pedestrian and cycle friendly route through the site

The central square creates a pedestrian and cycle friendly route through the site. A paved diagonal route through the central square aligns with the footpath north of Block 2 to reach Grahame Park Way and safely connect to the underpass to the M1 footbridge.

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2. Facilities and services

The central square and landscaped streetscapes create a pedestrian and cycle friendly route through the site

The central square creates a pedestrian and cycle friendly route through the site. A paved diagonal route through the central square aligns with the footpath north of Block 2 to reach Grahame Park Way and safely connect to the underpass to the M1 footbridge.

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2. Facilities and services

The central square provides a 400m2 LEAP (local play area)

The central square creates a pedestrian and cycle friendly route through the site. A paved diagonal route through the central square aligns with the footpath north of Block 2 to reach Grahame Park Way and safely connect to the underpass to the M1 footbridge.

Integrating
into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

The central square provides a 400m2 LEAP (local play area)

The central square creates a pedestrian and cycle friendly route through the site. A paved diagonal route through the central square aligns with the footpath north of Block 2 to reach Grahame Park Way and safely connect to the underpass to the M1 footbridge.

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2. Facilities and services

With the additional open spaces created, public space for residents and local people has increased by 2625m2

The central square creates a pedestrian and cycle friendly route through the site. A paved diagonal route through the central square aligns with the footpath north of Block 2 to reach Grahame Park Way and safely connect to the underpass to the M1 footbridge.

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into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

With the additional open spaces created, public space for residents and local people has increased by 2625m2

The central square creates a pedestrian and cycle friendly route through the site. A paved diagonal route through the central square aligns with the footpath north of Block 2 to reach Grahame Park Way and safely connect to the underpass to the M1 footbridge.

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2. Facilities and services

Footway improvements along Grahame Park Way are also proposed

The central square creates a pedestrian and cycle friendly route through the site. A paved diagonal route through the central square aligns with the footpath north of Block 2 to reach Grahame Park Way and safely connect to the underpass to the M1 footbridge.

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2. Facilities and services

Footway improvements along Grahame Park Way are also proposed

The central square creates a pedestrian and cycle friendly route through the site. A paved diagonal route through the central square aligns with the footpath north of Block 2 to reach Grahame Park Way and safely connect to the underpass to the M1 footbridge.

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2. Facilities and services

Location map indicating Colindale station

The site is located between Colindale tube station to the south west and Mill Hill Broadway to the north and is also served by a range of local bus services. Cycle storage of 200% /unit and a car club will also help reduce dependency on cars.

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2. Facilities and services

Location map indicating Colindale station

The site is located between Colindale tube station to the south west and Mill Hill Broadway to the north and is also served by a range of local bus services. Cycle storage of 200% /unit and a car club will also help reduce dependency on cars.

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2. Facilities and services

Aerial view indicating Colindale station

The site is located between Colindale tube station to the south west and Mill Hill Broadway to the north and is also served by a range of local bus services. Cycle storage of 200% /unit and a car club will also help reduce dependency on cars.

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into the neighbourhood

2. Facilities and services

Aerial view indicating Colindale station

The site is located between Colindale tube station to the south west and Mill Hill Broadway to the north and is also served by a range of local bus services. Cycle storage of 200% /unit and a car club will also help reduce dependency on cars.

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3. Public transport

Tree lined streets and small amenity areas with mature trees, like these near the bus stop at the north west corner, encourage walking and using public transport

Tree lined streets and small amenity areas with mature trees, like these near the bus stop at the north west corner, encourage walking and using public transport.

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3. Public transport

Tree lined streets and small amenity areas with mature trees, like these near the bus stop at the north west corner, encourage walking and using public transport

Tree lined streets and small amenity areas with mature trees, like these near the bus stop at the north west corner, encourage walking and using public transport.

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3. Public transport

Footpaths and cycleways

The site is located between Colindale tube station to the south west and Mill Hill Broadway to the north and is also served by a range of local bus services. Cycle storage of 200% /unit and a car club will also help reduce dependency on cars.

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into the neighbourhood

3. Public transport

Footpaths and cycleways

The site is located between Colindale tube station to the south west and Mill Hill Broadway to the north and is also served by a range of local bus services. Cycle storage of 200% /unit and a car club will also help reduce dependency on cars.

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4. Meeting local housing requirements

Block plan highlighting location of affordable housing

Due to the cost of financing a new College, Library, Community facilities and School site a lower affordable housing provision has been agreed with LBB for this site. Following an open book viability test an affordable housing provision 5% of the homes (by hab room) is proposed and agreed in principle with LBB. A range of homes from 1 - 3 bed flats and adaptable wheelchair units is proposed. These are pepper potted across Block B1 and include two wheelchair units.

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4. Meeting local housing requirements

Block plan highlighting location of affordable housing

Due to the cost of financing a new College, Library, Community facilities and School site a lower affordable housing provision has been agreed with LBB for this site. Following an open book viability test an affordable housing provision 5% of the homes (by hab room) is proposed and agreed in principle with LBB. A range of homes from 1 - 3 bed flats and adaptable wheelchair units is proposed. These are pepper potted across Block B1 and include two wheelchair units.

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5. Character

Diagram indicating 2.5 storey houses, 3 storey apartments and 4+ storey courtyard blocks comprising 2 storeys of maisonettes and apartment layers above

Housing typologies and resultant massing form the main differentiator between character areas. Despite a unifying architectural style and facade materials, everything from the street hierarchy to the landscaping works and distribution of public and private spaces reflects their unique character. Together they produce a development that is easy to navigate, tree lined, safe and pedestrian friendly.

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5. Character

Diagram indicating 2.5 storey houses, 3 storey apartments and 4+ storey courtyard blocks comprising 2 storeys of maisonettes and apartment layers above

Housing typologies and resultant massing form the main differentiator between character areas. Despite a unifying architectural style and facade materials, everything from the street hierarchy to the landscaping works and distribution of public and private spaces reflects their unique character. Together they produce a development that is easy to navigate, tree lined, safe and pedestrian friendly.

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5. Character

Short cross section from the Corner Mead low rises through the main garden square to courtyard block B2 on Grahame Park Way

Housing typologies and resultant massing form the main differentiator between character areas. Despite a unifying architectural style and facade materials, everything from the street hierarchy to the landscaping works and distribution of public and private spaces reflects their unique character. Together they produce a development that is easy to navigate, tree lined, safe and pedestrian friendly.

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5. Character

Short cross section from the Corner Mead low rises through the main garden square to courtyard block B2 on Grahame Park Way

Housing typologies and resultant massing form the main differentiator between character areas. Despite a unifying architectural style and facade materials, everything from the street hierarchy to the landscaping works and distribution of public and private spaces reflects their unique character. Together they produce a development that is easy to navigate, tree lined, safe and pedestrian friendly.

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5. Character

The 4 large eastern courtyard blocks integrate upper storey flats with maisonettes opening onto the street

Housing typologies and resultant massing form the main differentiator between character areas. Despite a unifying architectural style and facade materials, everything from the street hierarchy to the landscaping works and distribution of public and private spaces reflects their unique character. Together they produce a development that is easy to navigate, tree lined, safe and pedestrian friendly.

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5. Character

The 4 large eastern courtyard blocks integrate upper storey flats with maisonettes opening onto the street

Housing typologies and resultant massing form the main differentiator between character areas. Despite a unifying architectural style and facade materials, everything from the street hierarchy to the landscaping works and distribution of public and private spaces reflects their unique character. Together they produce a development that is easy to navigate, tree lined, safe and pedestrian friendly.

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5. Character

Elevations of lower rise terraced houses, apartment blocks and maisonettes to the west

Housing typologies and resultant massing form the main differentiator between character areas. Despite a unifying architectural style and facade materials, everything from the street hierarchy to the landscaping works and distribution of public and private spaces reflects their unique character. Together they produce a development that is easy to navigate, tree lined, safe and pedestrian friendly.

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5. Character

Elevations of lower rise terraced houses, apartment blocks and maisonettes to the west

Housing typologies and resultant massing form the main differentiator between character areas. Despite a unifying architectural style and facade materials, everything from the street hierarchy to the landscaping works and distribution of public and private spaces reflects their unique character. Together they produce a development that is easy to navigate, tree lined, safe and pedestrian friendly.

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5. Character

'New London Vernacular' palette of banded buff brick with deep white-glazed reveals or timber screens

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5. Character

'New London Vernacular' palette of banded buff brick with deep white-glazed reveals or timber screens

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5. Character

Tall doors and windows, rusticated bases and double height entryways

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5. Character

Tall doors and windows, rusticated bases and double height entryways

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5. Character

Projecting or recessed balconies and bays

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5. Character

Projecting or recessed balconies and bays

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5. Character

Elevations with unified palette of repeating materials despite scalar shifts

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5. Character

Elevations with unified palette of repeating materials despite scalar shifts

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5. Character

Elevation indicating materials on wallls, fenestration and balconies

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5. Character

Elevation indicating materials on wallls, fenestration and balconies

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5. Character

Masterplan with details of landscape treatments

A green corridor of mature trees and open spaces running diagonally from northwest to southeast mirrors the road hierarchy and progressively increasing plot size. Along this axis small private gardens scale up towards larger communal courtyards at first floor level. At the centre is a public green space and network of tree lined streets with planted verges demarcating home curtilages. The square and courtyards include lawn, planted beds, grassy play areas and space for seating and relaxation. Taller trees define entrances to the site at its boundaries.

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5. Character

Masterplan with details of landscape treatments

A green corridor of mature trees and open spaces running diagonally from northwest to southeast mirrors the road hierarchy and progressively increasing plot size. Along this axis small private gardens scale up towards larger communal courtyards at first floor level. At the centre is a public green space and network of tree lined streets with planted verges demarcating home curtilages. The square and courtyards include lawn, planted beds, grassy play areas and space for seating and relaxation. Taller trees define entrances to the site at its boundaries.

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5. Character

Soft landscaping strategy in the central green

A green corridor of mature trees and open spaces running diagonally from northwest to southeast mirrors the road hierarchy and progressively increasing plot size. Along this axis small private gardens scale up towards larger communal courtyards at first floor level. At the centre is a public green space and network of tree lined streets with planted verges demarcating home curtilages. The square and courtyards include lawn, planted beds, grassy play areas and space for seating and relaxation. Taller trees define entrances to the site at its boundaries.

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5. Character

Soft landscaping strategy in the central green

A green corridor of mature trees and open spaces running diagonally from northwest to southeast mirrors the road hierarchy and progressively increasing plot size. Along this axis small private gardens scale up towards larger communal courtyards at first floor level. At the centre is a public green space and network of tree lined streets with planted verges demarcating home curtilages. The square and courtyards include lawn, planted beds, grassy play areas and space for seating and relaxation. Taller trees define entrances to the site at its boundaries.

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5. Character

Soft landscaping strategy in communal courtyards

A green corridor of mature trees and open spaces running diagonally from northwest to southeast mirrors the road hierarchy and progressively increasing plot size. Along this axis small private gardens scale up towards larger communal courtyards at first floor level. At the centre is a public green space and network of tree lined streets with planted verges demarcating home curtilages. The square and courtyards include lawn, planted beds, grassy play areas and space for seating and relaxation. Taller trees define entrances to the site at its boundaries.

Creating a Place

5. Character

Soft landscaping strategy in communal courtyards

A green corridor of mature trees and open spaces running diagonally from northwest to southeast mirrors the road hierarchy and progressively increasing plot size. Along this axis small private gardens scale up towards larger communal courtyards at first floor level. At the centre is a public green space and network of tree lined streets with planted verges demarcating home curtilages. The square and courtyards include lawn, planted beds, grassy play areas and space for seating and relaxation. Taller trees define entrances to the site at its boundaries.

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5. Character

Indicative planting schedules

A green corridor of mature trees and open spaces running diagonally from northwest to southeast mirrors the road hierarchy and progressively increasing plot size. Along this axis small private gardens scale up towards larger communal courtyards at first floor level. At the centre is a public green space and network of tree lined streets with planted verges demarcating home curtilages. The square and courtyards include lawn, planted beds, grassy play areas and space for seating and relaxation. Taller trees define entrances to the site at its boundaries.

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5. Character

Indicative planting schedules

A green corridor of mature trees and open spaces running diagonally from northwest to southeast mirrors the road hierarchy and progressively increasing plot size. Along this axis small private gardens scale up towards larger communal courtyards at first floor level. At the centre is a public green space and network of tree lined streets with planted verges demarcating home curtilages. The square and courtyards include lawn, planted beds, grassy play areas and space for seating and relaxation. Taller trees define entrances to the site at its boundaries.

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5. Character

Street section - tumbled block pavers change colour and bond to distinguish carriageway, parking and footway

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5. Character

Street section - tumbled block pavers change colour and bond to distinguish carriageway, parking and footway

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5. Character

Section through communal courtyard with hardscaped areas and finishes

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5. Character

Section through communal courtyard with hardscaped areas and finishes

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5. Character

Section through central green with timber play areas, steel details and self-binding gravel

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5. Character

Section through central green with timber play areas, steel details and self-binding gravel

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6. Working with the site and context

Ground slope from northeast to southwest results in small steps within and between courtyard blocks and groups of houses

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6. Working with the site and context

Ground slope from northeast to southwest results in small steps within and between courtyard blocks and groups of houses

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6. Working with the site and context

West to east to step in scale from houses to apartments responds to Graham Park Way and the adjacent railway and motorway

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6. Working with the site and context

West to east to step in scale from houses to apartments responds to Graham Park Way and the adjacent railway and motorway

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6. Working with the site and context

Patterns of recessed and projecting bays and balconies produce varied elevations and views over courtyards. squares and streets

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6. Working with the site and context

Patterns of recessed and projecting bays and balconies produce varied elevations and views over courtyards. squares and streets

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6. Working with the site and context

Predominantly 3 storey elevations and careful orientation of windows and terraces ensure good daylighting

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6. Working with the site and context

Predominantly 3 storey elevations and careful orientation of windows and terraces ensure good daylighting

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6. Working with the site and context

Demolition proposed for the disparate, obsolescent and low density existing college buildings

As part of the enabling works created by the development the existing Barnet and Southgate College on site will be relocated to bespoke new facilities in a nearby site along with a library and other community facilities. Part of the site will also be safeguarded for the delivery of a new two form primary school,

which will include outdoor play facilities likely to be accessible to the public in the future. The new College and Residential development will also provide a wide range of community facilities and employment opportunities in line with the Colindale AAP.

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6. Working with the site and context

Demolition proposed for the disparate, obsolescent and low density existing college buildings

As part of the enabling works created by the development the existing Barnet and Southgate College on site will be relocated to bespoke new facilities in a nearby site along with a library and other community facilities. Part of the site will also be safeguarded for the delivery of a new two form primary school,

which will include outdoor play facilities likely to be accessible to the public in the future. The new College and Residential development will also provide a wide range of community facilities and employment opportunities in line with the Colindale AAP.

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6. Working with the site and context

Retained mature poplars along Grahame Park Way soften the large blocks

Most mature trees along the site perimeter are being retained, including TPO protected poplars along Grahame Park Way, and a tree stand along Corner Mead that Block 4 wraps around. At the north west gateway, a small amenity area in front of set back terraced houses and a rear substation features two retained Corsican pines. Increased soft landscaping integrates them with newer trees.

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6. Working with the site and context

Retained mature poplars along Grahame Park Way soften the large blocks

Most mature trees along the site perimeter are being retained, including TPO protected poplars along Grahame Park Way, and a tree stand along Corner Mead that Block 4 wraps around. At the north west gateway, a small amenity area in front of set back terraced houses and a rear substation features two retained Corsican pines. Increased soft landscaping integrates them with newer trees.

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6. Working with the site and context

Retained trees along Corner Mead articulate a gateway to the main avenue and future school site

Most mature trees along the site perimeter are being retained, including TPO protected poplars along Grahame Park Way, and a tree stand along Corner Mead that Block 4 wraps around. At the north west gateway, a small amenity area in front of set back terraced houses and a rear substation features two retained Corsican pines. Increased soft landscaping integrates them with newer trees.

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6. Working with the site and context

Retained trees along Corner Mead articulate a gateway to the main avenue and future school site

Most mature trees along the site perimeter are being retained, including TPO protected poplars along Grahame Park Way, and a tree stand along Corner Mead that Block 4 wraps around. At the north west gateway, a small amenity area in front of set back terraced houses and a rear substation features two retained Corsican pines. Increased soft landscaping integrates them with newer trees.

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6. Working with the site and context

Retained Corsican pines in the north west corner create a public space behind the bus stop

Most mature trees along the site perimeter are being retained, including TPO protected poplars along Grahame Park Way, and a tree stand along Corner Mead that Block 4 wraps around. At the north west gateway, a small amenity area in front of set back terraced houses and a rear substation features two retained Corsican pines. Increased soft landscaping integrates them with newer trees.

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6. Working with the site and context

Retained Corsican pines in the north west corner create a public space behind the bus stop

Most mature trees along the site perimeter are being retained, including TPO protected poplars along Grahame Park Way, and a tree stand along Corner Mead that Block 4 wraps around. At the north west gateway, a small amenity area in front of set back terraced houses and a rear substation features two retained Corsican pines. Increased soft landscaping integrates them with newer trees.

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

A chain of mature trees running diagonally from northwest to southeast forms the central axis followed by progressively increasing blocks

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

A chain of mature trees running diagonally from northwest to southeast forms the central axis followed by progressively increasing blocks

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Street corners are enclosed by taller blocks

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Street corners are enclosed by taller blocks

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Planted buffers and terraces overlooked by active facades complete the corner articulation strategy

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Planted buffers and terraces overlooked by active facades complete the corner articulation strategy

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Masterplan indicating massing with road hierarchy

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Masterplan indicating massing with road hierarchy

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Apartments overlooking the central square

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Apartments overlooking the central square

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

View down the new avenue

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

View down the new avenue

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

View of Block 2 from Graham Park Way

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

View of Block 2 from Graham Park Way

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Houses on the north access route from Corner Mead

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7. Creating well defined streets and spaces

Houses on the north access route from Corner Mead

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8. Easy to find your way around

Articulated facades and massing variations assist wayfinding and define street character

Architectural and urban design leitmotifs extend the clarity of the block plan to enhance legibility and wayfinding. Blocks leading from the main roads and site boundaries towards internal streets are taller with more prominent corners and bases. Banded elevations, multiple windows, entryway recesses and street furniture work to establish a human scale.

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8. Easy to find your way around

Articulated facades and massing variations assist wayfinding and define street character

Architectural and urban design leitmotifs extend the clarity of the block plan to enhance legibility and wayfinding. Blocks leading from the main roads and site boundaries towards internal streets are taller with more prominent corners and bases. Banded elevations, multiple windows, entryway recesses and street furniture work to establish a human scale.

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8. Easy to find your way around

Setback blocks with raised and articulated corners, and massing variations enhance wayfinding and street character

Architectural and urban design leitmotifs extend the clarity of the block plan to enhance legibility and wayfinding. Blocks leading from the main roads and site boundaries towards internal streets are taller with more prominent corners and bases. Banded elevations, multiple windows, entryway recesses and street furniture work to establish a human scale.

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8. Easy to find your way around

Setback blocks with raised and articulated corners, and massing variations enhance wayfinding and street character

Architectural and urban design leitmotifs extend the clarity of the block plan to enhance legibility and wayfinding. Blocks leading from the main roads and site boundaries towards internal streets are taller with more prominent corners and bases. Banded elevations, multiple windows, entryway recesses and street furniture work to establish a human scale.

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8. Easy to find your way around

Banded brick elevations with rusticated ground floors featuring timber or glazed recesses articulate block entrances

Architectural and urban design leitmotifs extend the clarity of the block plan to enhance legibility and wayfinding. Blocks leading from the main roads and site boundaries towards internal streets are taller with more prominent corners and bases. Banded elevations, multiple windows, entryway recesses and street furniture work to establish a human scale.

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8. Easy to find your way around

Banded brick elevations with rusticated ground floors featuring timber or glazed recesses articulate block entrances

Architectural and urban design leitmotifs extend the clarity of the block plan to enhance legibility and wayfinding. Blocks leading from the main roads and site boundaries towards internal streets are taller with more prominent corners and bases. Banded elevations, multiple windows, entryway recesses and street furniture work to establish a human scale.

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8. Easy to find your way around

Corner entrances, street furniture, coloured brickwork and fenestration variations make blocks easy to identify.

Architectural and urban design leitmotifs extend the clarity of the block plan to enhance legibility and wayfinding. Blocks leading from the main roads and site boundaries towards internal streets are taller with more prominent corners and bases. Banded elevations, multiple windows, entryway recesses and street furniture work to establish a human scale.

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8. Easy to find your way around

Corner entrances, street furniture, coloured brickwork and fenestration variations make blocks easy to identify.

Architectural and urban design leitmotifs extend the clarity of the block plan to enhance legibility and wayfinding. Blocks leading from the main roads and site boundaries towards internal streets are taller with more prominent corners and bases. Banded elevations, multiple windows, entryway recesses and street furniture work to establish a human scale.

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8. Easy to find your way around

Block 4 by the Graham Park Way and Corner Mead junction is 9 storeys tall and wrapped by mature trees

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8. Easy to find your way around

Block 4 by the Graham Park Way and Corner Mead junction is 9 storeys tall and wrapped by mature trees

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8. Easy to find your way around

The central square articulates all key routes across the site

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8. Easy to find your way around

The central square articulates all key routes across the site

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9. Streets for all

Large carparks under raised buildings contain most residential traffic entering from the Grahame Park Way throughfare

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9. Streets for all

Large carparks under raised buildings contain most residential traffic entering from the Grahame Park Way throughfare

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9. Streets for all

Angular vehicular routes from Grahame Park Way and Corner Mead divert traffic away from the central square and tertiary streets

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9. Streets for all

Angular vehicular routes from Grahame Park Way and Corner Mead divert traffic away from the central square and tertiary streets

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9. Streets for all

Off-carriageway car parking alternates between on-plot bays and central parking reservations

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9. Streets for all

Off-carriageway car parking alternates between on-plot bays and central parking reservations

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9. Streets for all

Brick and glazing corner modulation, junction tables, tree planters, bin stores, and other vertical devices introduce safer design speeds

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9. Streets for all

Brick and glazing corner modulation, junction tables, tree planters, bin stores, and other vertical devices introduce safer design speeds

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9. Streets for all

Shared surface streets with high quality street furniture encourage pedestrian and bike activity

Nearly half of the required parking is secured under the courtyard blocks podia, accessed at two points almost directly off Grahame Park Way, to create a pedestrian friendly street environment. Shared surfaces, street trees, junction tables and a combination of driveway and in-line street parking will encourage low car speeds. Creating vehicular entrances from both Grahame Park Way and Corner Mead will significantly reduce the need for vehicular movements in the centre of the site so that the streets adjacent to the ‘square’ and the tertiary roads will be able to function as social spaces. This will be reinforced by the shared surface treatment and by the fact that these quieter roads connect the three open spaces within the site with the M1 footbridge pedestrian route and the desire lines to bus stops and local tube and overground stations to the north and south.

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9. Streets for all

Shared surface streets with high quality street furniture encourage pedestrian and bike activity

Nearly half of the required parking is secured under the courtyard blocks podia, accessed at two points almost directly off Grahame Park Way, to create a pedestrian friendly street environment. Shared surfaces, street trees, junction tables and a combination of driveway and in-line street parking will encourage low car speeds. Creating vehicular entrances from both Grahame Park Way and Corner Mead will significantly reduce the need for vehicular movements in the centre of the site so that the streets adjacent to the ‘square’ and the tertiary roads will be able to function as social spaces. This will be reinforced by the shared surface treatment and by the fact that these quieter roads connect the three open spaces within the site with the M1 footbridge pedestrian route and the desire lines to bus stops and local tube and overground stations to the north and south.

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9. Streets for all

Front gardens, balconies, terraces, and green amenity spaces open onto traffic calmed streets

Nearly half of the required parking is secured under the courtyard blocks podia, accessed at two points almost directly off Grahame Park Way, to create a pedestrian friendly street environment. Shared surfaces, street trees, junction tables and a combination of driveway and in-line street parking will encourage low car speeds. Creating vehicular entrances from both Grahame Park Way and Corner Mead will significantly reduce the need for vehicular movements in the centre of the site so that the streets adjacent to the ‘square’ and the tertiary roads will be able to function as social spaces. This will be reinforced by the shared surface treatment and by the fact that these quieter roads connect the three open spaces within the site with the M1 footbridge pedestrian route and the desire lines to bus stops and local tube and overground stations to the north and south.

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9. Streets for all

Front gardens, balconies, terraces, and green amenity spaces open onto traffic calmed streets

Nearly half of the required parking is secured under the courtyard blocks podia, accessed at two points almost directly off Grahame Park Way, to create a pedestrian friendly street environment. Shared surfaces, street trees, junction tables and a combination of driveway and in-line street parking will encourage low car speeds. Creating vehicular entrances from both Grahame Park Way and Corner Mead will significantly reduce the need for vehicular movements in the centre of the site so that the streets adjacent to the ‘square’ and the tertiary roads will be able to function as social spaces. This will be reinforced by the shared surface treatment and by the fact that these quieter roads connect the three open spaces within the site with the M1 footbridge pedestrian route and the desire lines to bus stops and local tube and overground stations to the north and south.

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9. Streets for all

Quieter roads and open spaces connect homes to the M1 footbridge, bus stops, and routes to tube and overground stations

Nearly half of the required parking is secured under the courtyard blocks podia, accessed at two points almost directly off Grahame Park Way, to create a pedestrian friendly street environment. Shared surfaces, street trees, junction tables and a combination of driveway and in-line street parking will encourage low car speeds. Creating vehicular entrances from both Grahame Park Way and Corner Mead will significantly reduce the need for vehicular movements in the centre of the site so that the streets adjacent to the ‘square’ and the tertiary roads will be able to function as social spaces. This will be reinforced by the shared surface treatment and by the fact that these quieter roads connect the three open spaces within the site with the M1 footbridge pedestrian route and the desire lines to bus stops and local tube and overground stations to the north and south.

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9. Streets for all

Quieter roads and open spaces connect homes to the M1 footbridge, bus stops, and routes to tube and overground stations

Nearly half of the required parking is secured under the courtyard blocks podia, accessed at two points almost directly off Grahame Park Way, to create a pedestrian friendly street environment. Shared surfaces, street trees, junction tables and a combination of driveway and in-line street parking will encourage low car speeds. Creating vehicular entrances from both Grahame Park Way and Corner Mead will significantly reduce the need for vehicular movements in the centre of the site so that the streets adjacent to the ‘square’ and the tertiary roads will be able to function as social spaces. This will be reinforced by the shared surface treatment and by the fact that these quieter roads connect the three open spaces within the site with the M1 footbridge pedestrian route and the desire lines to bus stops and local tube and overground stations to the north and south.

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Street furniture encourages sociability while establishing private boundaries

Nearly half of the required parking is secured under the courtyard blocks podia, accessed at two points almost directly off Grahame Park Way, to create a pedestrian friendly street environment. Shared surfaces, street trees, junction tables and a combination of driveway and in-line street parking will encourage low car speeds. Creating vehicular entrances from both Grahame Park Way and Corner Mead will significantly reduce the need for vehicular movements in the centre of the site so that the streets adjacent to the ‘square’ and the tertiary roads will be able to function as social spaces. This will be reinforced by the shared surface treatment and by the fact that these quieter roads connect the three open spaces within the site with the M1 footbridge pedestrian route and the desire lines to bus stops and local tube and overground stations to the north and south.

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9. Streets for all

Street furniture encourages sociability while establishing private boundaries

Nearly half of the required parking is secured under the courtyard blocks podia, accessed at two points almost directly off Grahame Park Way, to create a pedestrian friendly street environment. Shared surfaces, street trees, junction tables and a combination of driveway and in-line street parking will encourage low car speeds. Creating vehicular entrances from both Grahame Park Way and Corner Mead will significantly reduce the need for vehicular movements in the centre of the site so that the streets adjacent to the ‘square’ and the tertiary roads will be able to function as social spaces. This will be reinforced by the shared surface treatment and by the fact that these quieter roads connect the three open spaces within the site with the M1 footbridge pedestrian route and the desire lines to bus stops and local tube and overground stations to the north and south.

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9. Streets for all

Full height windows, balconies, private front doors and double height communal entrances overlook and create interesting streetscapes

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9. Streets for all

Full height windows, balconies, private front doors and double height communal entrances overlook and create interesting streetscapes

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9. Streets for all

Blank facades are avoided. Small blocks turn corners with side entrances where streets intersect.

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9. Streets for all

Blank facades are avoided. Small blocks turn corners with side entrances where streets intersect.

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9. Streets for all

Blocks with raised parapets or porches, terraces, and projecting or recessed balconies enclose the central green and streets

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9. Streets for all

Blocks with raised parapets or porches, terraces, and projecting or recessed balconies enclose the central green and streets

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9. Streets for all

All homes are dual aspect except some small 1 beds, which are accessed off an open gallery overlooking courtyards

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9. Streets for all

All homes are dual aspect except some small 1 beds, which are accessed off an open gallery overlooking courtyards

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9. Streets for all

Parking approaches including subsurface (dark pink), in-driveway (mid tones) and on street (light pink)

443 car parking spaces for 396 homes matched LB Barnet's requirements of up to 100% for flats and maisonettes, 150% for 3 bed houses and 200% for 4 bed houses. The size

and distribution of the driveways, street parking and podium car parks ensures even distribution of spaces, with close

proximity to homes.

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9. Streets for all

Parking approaches including subsurface (dark pink), in-driveway (mid tones) and on street (light pink)

443 car parking spaces for 396 homes matched LB Barnet's requirements of up to 100% for flats and maisonettes, 150% for 3 bed houses and 200% for 4 bed houses. The size

and distribution of the driveways, street parking and podium car parks ensures even distribution of spaces, with close

proximity to homes.

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9. Streets for all

Parking podium also enables dual aspect homes, overlooked courtyards and rear gardens, and disabled friendly parking bays

443 car parking spaces for 396 homes matched LB Barnet's requirements of up to 100% for flats and maisonettes, 150% for 3 bed houses and 200% for 4 bed houses. The size

and distribution of the driveways, street parking and podium car parks ensures even distribution of spaces, with close

proximity to homes.

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9. Streets for all

Parking podium also enables dual aspect homes, overlooked courtyards and rear gardens, and disabled friendly parking bays

443 car parking spaces for 396 homes matched LB Barnet's requirements of up to 100% for flats and maisonettes, 150% for 3 bed houses and 200% for 4 bed houses. The size

and distribution of the driveways, street parking and podium car parks ensures even distribution of spaces, with close

proximity to homes.

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9. Streets for all

Tree-screened driveway parking and on-street parallel parking enlivens streetscapes

443 car parking spaces for 396 homes matched LB Barnet's requirements of up to 100% for flats and maisonettes, 150% for 3 bed houses and 200% for 4 bed houses. The size

and distribution of the driveways, street parking and podium car parks ensures even distribution of spaces, with close

proximity to homes.

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9. Streets for all

Tree-screened driveway parking and on-street parallel parking enlivens streetscapes

443 car parking spaces for 396 homes matched LB Barnet's requirements of up to 100% for flats and maisonettes, 150% for 3 bed houses and 200% for 4 bed houses. The size

and distribution of the driveways, street parking and podium car parks ensures even distribution of spaces, with close

proximity to homes.

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Garages integrate into facades

443 car parking spaces for 396 homes matched LB Barnet's requirements of up to 100% for flats and maisonettes, 150% for 3 bed houses and 200% for 4 bed houses. The size

and distribution of the driveways, street parking and podium car parks ensures even distribution of spaces, with close

proximity to homes.

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9. Streets for all

Garages integrate into facades

443 car parking spaces for 396 homes matched LB Barnet's requirements of up to 100% for flats and maisonettes, 150% for 3 bed houses and 200% for 4 bed houses. The size

and distribution of the driveways, street parking and podium car parks ensures even distribution of spaces, with close

proximity to homes.

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10. Car parking

Some detached and terraced houses have garages

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10. Car parking

Some detached and terraced houses have garages

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10. Car parking

Secondary streets have on-street parking bays between trees

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10. Car parking

Secondary streets have on-street parking bays between trees

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10. Car parking

Terraces on tertiary streets have driveway parking integrated with bin stores and planting

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10. Car parking

Terraces on tertiary streets have driveway parking integrated with bin stores and planting

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10. Car parking

View of Block 1 subsurface car park entrance from Graham Park Way

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10. Car parking

View of Block 1 subsurface car park entrance from Graham Park Way

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11. Public and private spaces

Public, private and shared spaces - leafy streets and the central green, private gardens, and communal courtyards

In addition to the public central green, and private gardens, larger blocks enclose communal courtyards and terraces. A management and maintenance plan will be followed to maintain their high quality.

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11. Public and private spaces

Public, private and shared spaces - leafy streets and the central green, private gardens, and communal courtyards

In addition to the public central green, and private gardens, larger blocks enclose communal courtyards and terraces. A management and maintenance plan will be followed to maintain their high quality.

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11. Public and private spaces

Plan view of a communal courtyard

In addition to the public central green, and private gardens, larger blocks enclose communal courtyards and terraces. A management and maintenance plan will be followed to maintain their high quality.

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11. Public and private spaces

Plan view of a communal courtyard

In addition to the public central green, and private gardens, larger blocks enclose communal courtyards and terraces. A management and maintenance plan will be followed to maintain their high quality.

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11. Public and private spaces

Plan view of the central green

In addition to the public central green, and private gardens, larger blocks enclose communal courtyards and terraces. A management and maintenance plan will be followed to maintain their high quality.

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11. Public and private spaces

Plan view of the central green

In addition to the public central green, and private gardens, larger blocks enclose communal courtyards and terraces. A management and maintenance plan will be followed to maintain their high quality.

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11. Public and private spaces

Plan view of the streets

In addition to the public central green, and private gardens, larger blocks enclose communal courtyards and terraces. A management and maintenance plan will be followed to maintain their high quality.

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11. Public and private spaces

Plan view of the streets

In addition to the public central green, and private gardens, larger blocks enclose communal courtyards and terraces. A management and maintenance plan will be followed to maintain their high quality.

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11. Public and private spaces

Masterplan indicating boundary treatments like metal railings, brick half walls and defensive planting

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11. Public and private spaces

Masterplan indicating boundary treatments like metal railings, brick half walls and defensive planting

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11. Public and private spaces

Section through communal courtyard lined by shielded private terraces

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11. Public and private spaces

Section through communal courtyard lined by shielded private terraces

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11. Public and private spaces

Section between apartments and central green

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11. Public and private spaces

Section between apartments and central green

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11. Public and private spaces

Section between houses and apartments demarcated by street furniture, parking and planting

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11. Public and private spaces

Section between houses and apartments demarcated by street furniture, parking and planting

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12. External storage and amenity space

Easily accessible communal bin and bike stores for courtyard blocks

LBB compliant volumes of bin and recycling storage, housed in bespoke timber frames, are located in front gardens of houses, or near resident and service entrances to courtyard blocks. Rear gardens include additional space for garden waste storage.

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12. External storage and amenity space

Easily accessible communal bin and bike stores for courtyard blocks

LBB compliant volumes of bin and recycling storage, housed in bespoke timber frames, are located in front gardens of houses, or near resident and service entrances to courtyard blocks. Rear gardens include additional space for garden waste storage.

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12. External storage and amenity space

Bin store covers and street furniture made of timber battening

LBB compliant volumes of bin and recycling storage, housed in bespoke timber frames, are located in front gardens of houses, or near resident and service entrances to courtyard blocks. Rear gardens include additional space for garden waste storage.

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12. External storage and amenity space

Bin store covers and street furniture made of timber battening

LBB compliant volumes of bin and recycling storage, housed in bespoke timber frames, are located in front gardens of houses, or near resident and service entrances to courtyard blocks. Rear gardens include additional space for garden waste storage.

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12. External storage and amenity space

Bespoke house bin stores integrated into front garden planting and parking regimes

LBB compliant volumes of bin and recycling storage, housed in bespoke timber frames, are located in front gardens of houses, or near resident and service entrances to courtyard blocks. Rear gardens include additional space for garden waste storage.

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12. External storage and amenity space

Bespoke house bin stores integrated into front garden planting and parking regimes

LBB compliant volumes of bin and recycling storage, housed in bespoke timber frames, are located in front gardens of houses, or near resident and service entrances to courtyard blocks. Rear gardens include additional space for garden waste storage.

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12. External storage and amenity space

Detail of communal stores in courtyard blocks

In accordance with CSH and London Plan standards, all homes have 200% secure cycle storage space, room for cabinets in bedrooms or living rooms, and access to outdoor amenity space.

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12. External storage and amenity space

Detail of communal stores in courtyard blocks

In accordance with CSH and London Plan standards, all homes have 200% secure cycle storage space, room for cabinets in bedrooms or living rooms, and access to outdoor amenity space.

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12. External storage and amenity space

Masterplan with cycle stands in communal areas or rear rear gardens

In accordance with CSH and London Plan standards, all homes have 200% secure cycle storage space, room for cabinets in bedrooms or living rooms, and access to outdoor amenity space.

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12. External storage and amenity space

Masterplan with cycle stands in communal areas or rear rear gardens

In accordance with CSH and London Plan standards, all homes have 200% secure cycle storage space, room for cabinets in bedrooms or living rooms, and access to outdoor amenity space.

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