Enabling works are starting today on the £6bn Meridian Water regeneration in north London, which will include a new rail line, new station and a local heating network.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan will this morning see the work start on the first phase of the project which will deliver 725 new homes around the railway station. Network Rail is construction of the station which is scheduled to open in 2019. It is part of a bigger £6bn scheme which involvong construction of 10,000 homes.
The scheme is unusual as it will be completely led and controlled by Enfield Council.
“It is a pioneering approach for the public sector and unlike that for any other London regeneration site, with Enfield Council buying land, preparing designs, delivering Meridian Works, overseeing infrastructure investment, delivering low carbon heating and hot water and directing the retail strategy,” said Enfield Council leader Doug Taylor.
The scheme is on an 85ha site located in the London Borough of Enfield between Edmonton, Tottenham and Walthamstow.
The local heating network will be formed by Energetik, an Enfield Council-owned energy company and the council is set to make a £54M investment in infrastructure for the network.