Avanti have developed proposals, now submitted for planning, for this flagship park-front residential development in Barnet providing 167 new mixed-tenure homes within a 1,083-unit masterplan for Genesis Housing Association. Avanti have been working in collaboration with Tibbalds, Mae and Karakusevic Carson to deliver this major estate redevelopment with a shared urban design vision based on a network of streets that link a variety of green spaces including the central park, a green corridor and several pocket parks and squares.
The design strategy uses transitions of scale and building type across the site to create distinct character areas with a strong focus on creating a familiar, neighbourly environment with front doors on streets and a high quality of landscaping and public realm. The strategy has been developed in close partnership with local residents.
Avanti’s proposals face onto a revitalised park at the heart of the development. The design responds to its setting by creating a green link between the landscaped podium within the development and by careful consideration of articulation and detail of features including communal entrances and the form of the penthouse units. The scheme adopts high standards of sustainability and environmental quality with almost all dwellings planned as dual aspect units ensuring good ventilation and daylight.
Flagship regeneration of Barnet's largest housing estate
Photographer Ståle Eriksen