Twitter competition terms & conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

MERIDIAN WATER TWITTER COMPETITION

1. The organiser is the London Borough of Enfield, Civic Centre, PO Box 60, Silver Street, Enfield, London EN1 3XA

2. The competition is open to residents of the London Borough of Enfield aged 18 years or over except employees of the London Borough of Enfield and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the local authority or judging of the competition.

3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.

4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

5. Entry to the competition is by following Meridian Water account and thedrumshedsldn on Twitter, to like and retweet expressly mentioning who you will take with you should you be chosen as a winner. To enter the competition, the entrants must only use public and active accounts.

Meridian Water account in Twitter is:

6. The closing date and time for entry will be 11.59pm on 20th October 2019. After this time no further entries to the competition will be permitted.

7. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.

8. The organiser reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice at any time and for whatever reason (exercising its full discretion) including but not limited to in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the organiser.

9. The organiser is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

10. The prize is as follows: 5 pairs of tickets to Elrow Horroween, to take place on. Sunday 3rd November There will be 5 winners in total chosen, who each will be entitled to one pair of tickets. Entrants cannot win multiple pairs of tickets.

11. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

12. The winners will be chosen at random by software, from all entries received and verified by the organiser on the 22nd October by 2 pm.

13. The winners shall be announced via the Meridian Water Twitter account on 22nd October 2019. If the winner cannot be contacted by 24th October 2019we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

14. The prize will be received in person by the chosen and announced winners on 26th October 2019 at Civic Centre, PO Box 60, Silver Street, Enfield, London EN1 3XA. The winners must bring a form of identification and proof of address in order to be able to receive the prize. The prize cannot be received by any other person on behalf of the announced winners. The London Borough of Enfield reserves the right to not hand over the prize to a winner who does not provide a form of identification as well as proof of address.

15. The organiser’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

16. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

17. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

18. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in relation to this competition and in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.

19. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to the organiser and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the London Borough of Enfield’s Privacy Policy which can be found at: https://new.enfield.gov.uk/privacy-notice/

Building for the Future

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A planning application has been submitted to provide a new major makerspace hub at Meridian Water providing affordable workspace for hundreds of workers.

Building BloQs is one of the Council’s key partners on Meridian Water – its flagship £6bn project - and will play a major role in providing creative manufacturing workshop space while the development is being constructed and beyond.

If agreed the proposals would see Building BloQs move into the existing vehicle testing building which will be converted to provide more than 30,000 square feet of manufacturing workshop space with capacity for more than 1,000 workers across five major departments - Engineering, Computer Numerical Control, Wood, Metal and a Fashion Studio.

Workers would have access to more than £1million worth of light industrial equipment as well as new skills training facilities a waterside café, gardens, shop and event space easily accessible to Enfield residents.

Enfield Council’s £6 billion Meridian Water scheme is seeking to provide 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs and to create 8.2 hectares of parkland in the Lea Valley over the coming 25 years.  Enfield Council has taken control of the vision and delivery of Meridian Water to ensure that local people are the principal beneficiaries.  It aims to provide thousands of affordable homes and quality jobs in Enfield as well new schools, community and health services, nurseries, shops and youth and leisure facilities.

The Leader of Enfield Council, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said: “Building BloQs is a vital partner and this planning application seeks to provide them with flexible and affordable open access workshop space. In doing so it will increase the amount of space and facilities available to support freelance designers, makers, and small businesses while Meridian Water grows around it – and for many years to come.

“Meridian Water has always been about jobs as well as homes and, if agreed, this planning application will play a major role in helping use achieve our aspiration of providing a range of good quality creative jobs on the site.”

Al Parra from Building BloQs said: “ Building BloQs and Enfield Council have today reached a truly exciting moment in our project to make affordable, manufacturing workspace available in Enfield. We trust that our robust planning application will carry the day, the granting of which will fire the starting pistol on the building of a truly remarkable facility.”

The Council has set out a clear vision for the project which puts placemaking at the heart of the project. The Council has focussed on three pillars of placemaking: Parklife on Your Doorstep, Your Place to Make and Create, and Mixing Uses, Animating Streets.

The partnership with Building BloQs is a strategic fit with the development’s Your Place to Make and Create placemaking pillars as set out in its vision document.

Prior to all the site being developed the Council is using its landholding to accommodate meanwhile uses that promote placemaking.

The Council has a deal in place with Building BloQs to provide a new maker-space hub and is in advanced stages of negotiations to bring a film studio/theatre space to Meridian Water.

The Building BloQs project is part of a series of interim projects that will play a significant role in supporting the regeneration of Meridian Water.—It will play a key role in defining the character of the area through placemaking and bringing unused and underused sites into use ahead of advance of longer term regeneration and development plans.

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Government funding unlocks Enfield Council housebuilding at Meridian Water

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New road transport infrastructure, environmental improvements and a high frequency rail service to Meridian Water Station will be delivered by 2023 after Enfield Council successfully bid for £156 million of government cash.

Enfield is the first London borough to be awarded funding from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund.

The centrepiece of the new infrastructure will be the construction of an east-west boulevard transporting pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles from the Meridian Water Station through the middle of the site into the Lee Valley Park and beyond. The balance of the money will be spent on environmental benefits for residents including the creation of two new parks, cycle lanes, naturalised brooks, and additional bridge connections.

The £156 million from the Housing Infrastructure Fund will also enable vital infrastructure to be built to enable eight trains an hour to serve the new Meridian Water Station during peak times. Works will include the construction of a 4th platform, a new section of track between Tottenham Hale and Meridian Water and more improvements to rail infrastructure to support the upgrades.

Enfield Council Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said: “Enfield Council has invested more than £250million of its own money to drive this project forward. Meridian Water is now not only back on track but is gathering pace with delivery being accelerated, a new Meridian Water station open and massive infrastructure improvements on the way.

“Since taking back control of Meridian Water 12 months ago, having been unwilling to hand over all the land to one master developer in a deal which would not have been in the best interests of local people, we are ensuring our residents will be the principal beneficiaries. This scheme is about providing thousands of new affordable homes and quality jobs in Enfield as well as new schools, community and health services, nurseries, shops and youth and leisure facilities.

“Meridian Water already benefits from a fantastic waterside and parkland setting. This funding will allow us to forge ahead with providing improved infrastructure, including a more frequent train service, which is needed to support this incredible development and deliver real benefits to our residents for years to come.

“Well connected places improve life chances. The improved connectivity that comes with this enhanced infrastructure will help local people take advantage of services, jobs and opportunities right across London – the greatest city in the world.

“The success of the bid reflects the fact that the Government recognises the huge potential of Meridian Water. The HIF bid is great example of a proactive council working in partnership with public sector stakeholders including the Mayor of London /GLA to deliver such a massive scheme and securing the infrastructure money that unlocks it’s potential.”

Plans for Meridian Water have been developed in partnership with ARUP, KCA, Periscope and LSH.

Enfield Council has submitted a planning application for part of the infrastructure works including the central spine road, parks, bridges, cycle lanes, flood works & remediation.

On the back of this funding announcement Enfield Council will be starting the process to appoint a major contractor to deliver £135 million of major infrastructure works at Meridian Water.

Galliford Try have been selected to deliver phase 1 of Meridian Water – 725-1,000 new homes. They are expected to make a start of site this year with the first completions due 2021/22.

You can read more here.

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Find out more about Meridian Water at our next community engagement event

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Friday 6 September 2019 11am – 4pm

Edmonton Green Library, 36-44 South Mall, N9 0TN

At the event you will be able to see what the project will look like, meet the team delivering the project and ask any questions you might have on Meridian Water.

No need to book in advance, just drop-in on the day!

If you have accessibility needs then please email us.

Planning application for 2,300 homes on Meridian Water submitted

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Ambitious plans for up to 2,300 homes and one of London’s most stunning parks on the site of the £6bn Meridian Water scheme have been submitted by Enfield Council.

The application which aims to create a vibrant riverside community is the largest ever submitted to the local authority and has been accompanied by a second application which sets out the strategic infrastructure required to support the new homes being built.

As well as the housing element for the scheme, of which a minimum 40 per cent will be affordable, the application also includes the option to include purpose-built student accommodation or large-scale purpose-built shared living accommodation and a hotel.

It will also contain commercial, retail and social infrastructure along the river front, and a new three-form entry primary school as well as supporting infrastructure.

Brooks Park and river naturalisation form part of the plans which would see the naturalisation of part of the eastern bank of Pymmes Brook to create an ecological river landscape, and provide riverside parkland.

Enfield Council’s Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said: “Our proposals for Phase Two of Meridian Water will, if granted planning permission, provide thousands of homes and first-class infrastructure.

"It will play a significant part in the Council’s plans to provide thousands of new homes and jobs on the site which local residents will be the primary beneficiary of.

"Enfield Council’s corporate priority is to provide much needed housing and jobs for local people, growing the local economy and enhancing our local communities.”

Enfield Council’s flagship development continues to gain momentum following the recent announcement of Galliford Try Partnerships as the development partner for the delivery of the first 725 homes at Meridian One (part of Phase 1). The new homes will be delivered around the new Meridian Water train station, which opened in June and will serve up to four million rail passengers a year.

The search for a new developer for Meridian Two at Leeside Road has also started, which will form part of the Phase 2 site. The scheme, if granted planning permission, will deliver circa 250 affordable homes with workspace on the lower floors, earmarked to bring makers and creators to the area.

A bid has also been made for £156 million of Housing Infrastructure Fund cash from the government, which if agreed will help fund the first phases of strategic infrastructure works in Meridian Water as well as a more frequent rail service through the new station.

The application is currently going through the validation process and once this has been completed interested parties will be able to view and comment on the proposals at https://new.enfield.gov.uk/services/planning/the-planning-register/.

Enfield Council’s Planning Committee will decide in accordance with its statutory duties whether to grant the application planning permission. 



• Enfield Council has submitted its plans for up to 2,300 homes, acting in its capacity as landowner.

Find out more about Meridian Water at IKEA in Edmonton

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The Meridian Water Team has announced its next community information events where you can find out more about the transformative project and its progress.

The drop-in events are taking place at:

IKEA, 6 Glover Drive, London N18 3HF

Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July 2019 10am - 4pm

The exciting £6billion Meridian Water project will deliver 10,000 homes, thousands of jobs and a lot more and it is happening right here in Enfield.

You’ll be able to see images and models of what the project will look like and find out more about what’s in the pipeline at the event.

The project team will be available to give you information and answer any questions you may have.

If you are travelling by rail get off at the brand new Meridian Water train station to get to the event.

No need to book in advance, just drop-in on either of the days.

If you have accessibility needs then please email us.

Thousands flock to Enfield's Field Day Festival

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Nearly 30,000 revellers turned out in force to hear artists such as Jorja Smith and Skepta and made the first Field Day Festival in Enfield a roaring success.

The two day event on Enfield Council’s Meridian Water site – which will provide 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs, with the first homes due to be delivered in 2022 – ran from Friday to Sunday and featured dozens of artists on an outdoor stage and four warehouse sets until 3am.

Most of the estimated 30,000 concert goers arrived through the new £46 million Meridian Water station, which was officially opened on 3 June and mainly funded by Enfield Council.
The event has already drawn praise from London’s Night Mayor Amy Lame, and the leader of Enfield Council, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said she was keen to keep bringing major cultural events to the borough.

She said: “We hope Field Day is the first of many festivals that we host in Enfield. We have proved we have the infrastructure and the expertise in this borough to make this sort of undertaking a success.

“I’m delighted music fans turned out in force to enjoy a stunning event on our doorstep. We have huge ambitions for Meridian Water and the borough as a whole and hosting large scale festivals puts Enfield on the map and shows we are open for business.“

The festival took place on the site of Enfield Council’s £6bn Meridian Water development, the first part of the development – Meridian One – will provide 725 homes and be delivered by developer Galliford Try with the first homes completed in 2022.

The Council is also seeking a partner to provide key infrastructure across the site and will be announcing its shortlist for Meridian Two – a development providing up to 250 affordable homes and associated workspace.

Meridian Water - London's newest station

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London’s newest station, Meridian Water in Enfield, was opened on 3 June by Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling and Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor of London for Transport.

The Leader of Enfield Council, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, joined representatives from Network Rail, Enfield and Haringey Councils and Greater Anglia, who will manage the new station, also joined the official opening.

Meridian Water is at the heart of a £6bn development of the area being led by Enfield Council which will see 10,000 new homes and the creation of thousands of jobs.

It replaces the existing Angel Road station providing improved accessibility for passengers with stairs and lifts providing step-free access across the railway and to the enclosed concourse that features a bespoke golden panel design.

The station is part of the Lee Valley Rail Programme and has been delivered by Network Rail and its principal contractor, VolkerFitzpatrick. A package of upgrades to this part of the West Anglia line that runs from Stratford to Meridian Water, include:

  • 5.5km of new track to enable two more trains per hour to run between Stratford and Meridian Water from this September.

  • Improvements at Tottenham Hale station including a new platform and a new accessible footbridge with lifts and an escalator, reducing congestion around the station.

  • Upgrades at Northumberland Park station, including building an additional platform and new step-free footbridge across the railway for passengers and the community.

  • Refurbishing or replacing several rail bridges, upgrading signals, installing power cables and additional overhead power lines.

Cllr Nesil Caliskan, The Leader of Enfield Council, said: “Over the last year Meridian Water project has gathered real pace and many of the elements of this £6bn project have coming together.

“With the station now open and service improvements to follow we are forging ahead with this scheme, to deliver thousands of new homes and jobs for local people.

“We have also selected a developer to deliver the first phase of homes and workspaces with the first completions due in 2022 and we have already started work on the second phase of the development which will be 100 per cent affordable housing.

“There will also be fantastic opportunities for local people and businesses to locate their enterprises on excellent sites within Meridian Water which are not due to be developed as part of the wider scheme for a number of years.

“The opening of the station – which has been project managed and funded by Enfield Council underpins the whole development and we are very pleased that it will act as a springboard to allow the whole of the project to thrive as well as massively benefiting the existing population of Angel Edmonton.”

 Chris Grayling, said: “As part of our commitment to modernise the rail network, I am delighted to announce the opening of the new, state of the art Meridian Water station. 

“By working closely with Enfield Council and Network Rail, we have provided significant investment to improve this vital rail link, which will allow more people access to the railway and facilitate the council’s plans to increase housing in the area.”

Heidi Alexander, said: “The Lee Valley Rail Programme is an excellent example of how investing in transport directly supports regeneration and growth.

“I’m delighted that the GLA and TfL have worked alongside Network Rail and other organisations to fund this important improvement to the West Anglia line, including the new Meridian Water station. These improvements to the transport network will make this part of London an even more appealing place to live, work and visit.”

Meliha Duymaz, Network Rail’s route managing director for Anglia, said: “The delivery of the Lee Valley Rail Programme is the culmination of years of hard work. Reducing congestion at busy stations and building a brand new one for the people of Enfield will transform journeys as our network gets busier.

“This collaborative programme shows how the rail industry can work together with external partners to fund and deliver rail upgrades that will not only benefit passengers by improving their travelling experience but also benefit the communities where they live through regeneration.”

Martin Moran, Greater Anglia’s Commercial and Customer Service Director, said: “We are very pleased to welcome passengers to Meridian Water station. North London is a region full of potential. It’s an area deserving of investment and improved transport connectivity for the people who live and work there.

“The station provides the area with better rail options, initially with weekday peak time direct trains running south to Stratford, enabling connections to London Liverpool Street, and north to Bishops Stortford, for connections to Stansted Airport and Cambridge.

“From September 2019 there will be a much better service, including at weekends, as the third track provides the additional capacity that enables us to operate two trains per hour throughout the day between Meridian Water and Stratford.

“We are committed to improving rail travel for all customers.  By continuing to work in partnership with local authorities, the London Local Enterprise Partnership and Network Rail and other key stakeholders, we believe Meridian Water will have a positive impact. Further benefits will also follow with the introduction of our entire fleet of new trains, which are due to be rolled out across our network, including on Meridian Water services, by the end of 2020.”

Enfield Council has funded £40m of the £46m cost of Meridian Water Station and the project will unlock the potential of the £6bn Meridian Water development and enable 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs to be provided there.

Meridian Water station is adjacent to Phase 1 of Meridian Water where the Council has selected Galliford Try to deliver 725 homes with construction getting underway in 2020 and the first homes completing in 2022.

Enfield Council’s aspiration was for the station to provide social mobility by giving future and existing communities better access to good transport links so they can reach services, jobs and opportunities across the region, demonstrate the Council’s commitment to delivering high quality design and provide the catalyst for the private sector to invest in and develop the wider Meridian Water project in partnership with Enfield Council.

 

Strategic infrastructure partners sought for Enfield Council’s £6bn Meridian Water scheme

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  • Enfield Council launches search for development partners to deliver the first phases of key infrastructure at Meridian Water.

  • The £135m worth of infrastructure will deliver vital new road networks, cycle lanes, bridges and utility services required for the 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs on the site.

  • A procurement launch event was held on Friday 26 April for potential partners.

 Enfield Council has launched its search for development partners to deliver the first phases of strategic infrastructure works in Meridian Water.

 The successful bidders will play a key role in delivering the strategic road works, junctions, bridges and utility services required by the £6 billion scheme which will provide 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs as well as supporting infrastructure including a new rail station and community facilities.

 The works will also deliver two new parks, cycle lanes, and infrastructure that enables energetik to provide heat to the homes and business

 The chosen partners will also be responsible for demolition, construction, earth and remediation works and have a role in design development, the Council expects a framework contract worth around £135 million and lasting five years to be awarded.

 Enfield Council Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said: “Our Meridian Water programme is going to provide thousands of homes and jobs in Edmonton and we want a partner to help deliver the first phase of the strategic infrastructure which will help to make our vision a reality.”

 “These critical works will underpin the delivery of the entire project and the procurement of partner(s) to deliver this work demonstrates once again that Enfield Council is making Meridian Water a reality and the public sector is ready, willing and able to deliver successful large-scale construction projects in a way that truly benefits residents.

 ”This is an exciting time for Enfield and an exciting time for London. We want partners that share our passion and vision and who can help us build something incredible.”

Enfield Council’s flagship development continues to gain momentum following the recent announcement of Galliford Try Partnerships as the development partner for the delivery of the first 725 homes at Meridian One. The new homes will be delivered around the new Meridian Water train station, which is due to open next month and serve up to four million rail passengers a year.

 The search for a new developer for Meridian Two, at Leeside Road has also started. The scheme will deliver circa 250 affordable homes with workspace on the lower floors, earmarked to bring makers and creators to the area.

 A bid has also been made for £156 million of Housing Infrastructure Fund cash from the government, which if agreed will help fund the first phases of strategic infrastructure works in Meridian Water as well as a more frequent rail service through the new station.

Galliford Try announced as developer for Meridian Water’s first homes

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The first 725 homes at Enfield Council’s £6 billion Meridian Water scheme will be delivered by development partner Galliford Try Partnerships.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet agreed on 24 April that, after a robust evaluation of four very strong bids, developer Galliford Try Partnerships is best placed to deliver on value, quality, design and financial robustness.

In all, 17 developers and housing associations expressed an interest in delivering Meridian One; 10 submitted bids and four were shortlisted – Galliford Try, L&Q, Peabody and Redrow.

The first homes, which will include a significant number of affordable homes, will be built by 2022. These will be complemented by new public squares, shops and leisure facilities. The new homes will be delivered around the new Meridian Water train station, which is due to open next month and serve up to four million rail passengers a year. Outline planning permission is already in place for the new homes, with construction enabling work having started in January 2017.

The first phase forms part of the £6 billion Meridian Water development, which will deliver 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs, alongside world-class public spaces, community facilities and road and rail networks.

Enfield Council's Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said: “When elected Leader in May 2018, I committed that the Council would get Meridian Water back on track. Within less than 12 months, we have done just that.

“This is the start of a bright new era for Meridian Water and we welcome Galliford Try Partnerships to the team. We are extremely excited to be working with Galliford Try as they have demonstrated that they will be able to deliver quality, well-designed homes in a timely manner and social infrastructure that reflects the Meridian Water vision.

“This is a clear demonstration of the progress we are making and the confidence the development community has shown in the Council to deliver one of London’s most exciting regeneration projects.

“I see Meridian Water as an extension of the local community and I am confident that Galliford Try will deliver a scheme that will benefit local people and the community first and foremost and in addition, will provide affordable homes and quality jobs in Enfield.”

Stephen Teagle, Chief Executive of Galliford Try Partnerships, said: “We are delighted to have been selected to work in close partnership with Enfield Council and the local communities on the delivery of Meridian One as a new vibrant mixed-use, mixed tenure neighbourhood. We will create an environment for local people to thrive – providing quality affordable homes, opportunities for local start-up businesses to flourish, great public spaces and a design which celebrates the parkland character of the Lea Valley. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate responsible and accountable regeneration through a responsible, accountable partnership.”

The search for a new developer for Meridian Two, at Leeside Road has also started. The scheme will deliver circa 250 affordable homes with workspace on the lower floors, earmarked to bring makers and creators to the area.

The appointment of Galliford Try Partnerships as the Master Developer for Meridian One is subject to call in, the statutory stand-still period and is also subject to contract.

Public urged to vote for Meridian Water Station as London’s top engineering project

The new Meridian Water Station will open in May 2019.

The new Meridian Water Station will open in May 2019.

  • The station’s landmark design includes a new gold roof, a bridge deck where the ticket hall and concourse will be located, and step-free access.

  • The new station is due to open in May this year, followed by the first 725 homes at Meridian Water.

  • The station will act as a catalyst to bring the 10,000 new homes and thousands of jobs as part of the Meridian Water transformation project.

People in Enfield are urged to back the Meridian Water Station project to win the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) London People’s Choice Award. Running for the last seven years, the award recognises the civil engineering projects that are transforming the lives of Londoners.

Meridian Water Station is a new £46m station funded by Enfield Council and the Greater London Authority, in collaborative partnership with Network Rail.

The station will be the catalyst to bring 10,000 new homes and thousands of jobs to the £6bn Meridian Water development Enfield.

Its landmark design combines ‘Civic meets Civil’ engineering with stunning architecture. The ticket hall and concourse are located on a bridge deck over the West Anglia Mainline. This innovative bridge design will connect communities, providing vital 24-hour access for people to cross the railway line. Step-free access provides full accessibility from street level to three platforms. 

This exceptional project was delivered on time and to budget and Meridian Water Station will open in May 2019. The Meridian Water Station Project is competing against nine other projects across London which range from improving transport connections, re-imagining public spaces and enhancing flood protection and upgrading sewage treatment among others.

Enfield Council Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said: “The new station is the latest landmark to be delivered at Meridian Water, symbolising the progress we have made to deliver this vitally important £6bn development.

“Meridian Water will be genuinely transformational for Enfield and the station is playing a vital role in making our vision a reality.

“Enfield Council has taken control of this process and we’d love residents to show their support – both for the new station and the wider development by voting for it in the ICE awards.”

Jonathan Baggs, Director of ICE London, said: “As part of the ICE London Civil Engineering Awards in association with Jacobs, our People’s Choice award, showcases the top schemes benefiting the local community and highlighting the important contribution that civil engineers make. I encourage the public to cast their vote for their favourite project to be recognised for the value they have delivered to London.”

Voting will open at www.ice.org.uk/londonawards on Wednesday 03 April at 10:00, closing on Sunday 28 April at 17:00. All voters will be entered in to a prize draw to win Shaping the World book, produced by the ICE. Three voters will be selected at random to receive the book which tells the story of world changing engineering projects. The public can follow award updates on social media using #ICELondonPeopleschoice and following @ice_london on Twitter.

The winning project will be revealed on Thursday 16 May at the ICE London Civil Engineering Awards in association with Jacobs.

Meridian Water Station is also in the running to win Best Infrastructure Project, Innovation, Community Benefit and Sustainability & Resilience and Greatest Contribution to London Award, in association with the Mayor of London – the highest accolade of the evening.

Come meet the team behind Meridian Water

Come meet the team behind Meridian Water

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The Meridian Water Team has organised a couple of local information events where residents and local businesses can find out more about Meridian Water and its progress.

The drop-in events are taking place at:

Angel Community Centre, Raynham Road, Edmonton, N18 2JF

  • Tuesday 23 April, 3-7.30pm

  • Saturday 18 May, 10am and 4pm

The Leader of Enfield Council, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, will be attending on 18 May to give a speech at 10.30am and officially launch the event.

The exciting £6 billion Meridian Water project will deliver 10,000 homes, thousands of jobs and a lot more and it is happening right here in Enfield.

Work is nearly complete on the new station, you’ll be able to see images and models of what the project will look like and find out more about what’s in the pipeline at the events.

At the first event we would also like to find out your views on our Housing Infrastructure Fund bid and the Phase Two Planning Application, if you can’t attend the event you can give us your views here. At the second we would like to get your views on health facilities for Meridian Water.

The project team will be at both of the events to give you information and answer any questions you may have.

No need to book in advance, just turn up on the day. Both events are drop-in sessions.

If you have accessibility needs then please email us.

 

Delivery partner sought for 100% affordable housing development at Enfield Council’s £6bn Meridian Water scheme

Delivery partner sought for 100% affordable housing development at Enfield Council’s £6bn Meridian Water scheme

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CGI of the Meridian Water masterplan, looking south

  • Development partners are being sought for second major housing site at Enfield Council’s flagship Meridian Water scheme.

  • Meridian Two will deliver the first 100% affordable homes on the site as part of a mixed-use scheme, including new workspaces for local people.

  • The new workspaces will help to deliver a new economy for makers and creators, and transform the employment base within the Borough.

  • Enfield Council will oversee the delivery of the site and select the successful development partner, further demonstrating a genuinely new way of working for a local authority.

Enfield Council is seeking a development partner to deliver Meridian Two – a mixed-use scheme with 100% affordable housing and workspace – on its nationally significant Meridian Water project.

Meridian Water is a £6bn mixed use regeneration scheme on 85 hectares of land which will provide 10,000 new homes and 6,000 jobs in a new district in London. The programme will also deliver all the elements of a successful new neighbourhood including schools, health facilities, rail infrastructure and new open spaces.

The delivery of Meridian Two, with 200- 250 homes on the site, will reflect the key principles outlined in the Vision for Meridian Water, with homes and workspace completed by 2022/23 and reflect the Council’s aspirations for the wider development, which include prioritising the benefits for local people, creating a thriving new economy for the Lee Valley, offering a choice of affordable homes for local people and be designed to prioritise walking and cycling by choice.

Enfield Council’s Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said:  

“Enfield Council has taken control of the Meridian Water development and the delivery of Meridian Two supports our vision of creating a truly mixed use community for the capital.

This latest announcement showcases the public sector at its pioneering best, we are speeding up the delivery of new homes and jobs at Meridian Water and we continuing to make good progress towards delivering this major £6bn, 20 year regeneration programme which will deliver thousands of homes and jobs to Enfield.

We want a development partner who shares our passion and who wants to help us deliver this world class development.”

The Meridian Two site is bounded by Leeside Road to the south, Ikea to the north and west and Pymmes Brook to the east and is located approximately 0.4 mile south of the North Circular (A406), 1.5 miles to the north of Tottenham Hale and 4.2 miles to the south east of Enfield town centre. 

Meridian One, the first phase of Meridian Water, and the new Meridian Water station are located approximately 0.2 mile away.

The site, owned freehold by Enfield Council covers an area of approximately 0.7 ha.

Innovative business sought for Meridian Water Meanwhile Opportunities

Field Day will be holding its annual music festival at Meridian Water this Summer.

Field Day will be holding its annual music festival at Meridian Water this Summer.

Following its success in attracting the Field Day festival to Meridian Water, Enfield Council is looking for partners to take over two other sites for meanwhile use as development across the site gains momentum.

Meridian Water is Enfield Council’s £6bn, 20-year London regeneration programme which will provide 10,000 homes and 6,000 jobs. The Teardrop and Stonehill sites will deliver new meanwhile spaces for potential tenants and occupiers, creating new jobs and opportunities for local people on a scale which will transform the employment base of the borough.

Enfield Council’s Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said:

“The Council is committed to providing world class housing, community and employment at Meridian Water and we are keen to get partners who can offer good quality jobs and opportunities to our residents as the development takes shape around them.

“These are incredible opportunities for businesses to set up within a location which has great transport links, a highly skilled and well trained workforce on its doorstep and the opportunity to help shape one of London’s most exciting developments.

”We want to achieve amazing things at Meridian Water and we want the partners we select to show passion, flair and creativity in transforming unused industrial land into thriving business environments.”

Applications for businesses to apply for the two sites, which make up 0.83 and 7.5 acres respectively open from the 12th January, with the deadline for submission of proposals on 22nd March 2019 and Enfield Council hopes to have finalised the details of leases by May 2019 which will be for a period of 12 years. The Council is particularly open to proposals which demonstrate that they will contribute to our ambition to make Meridian Water a vibrant destination from day one, including maximising the number of visitors to the area.

The first stage of the development, Meridian One, will see the first 725 homes built at Willoughby Lane, alongside new public squares, shops and leisure facilities. Outline planning permission is already in place and construction enabling works started in January 2017.

These homes will be delivered around the new Meridian Water train station, which is due to open in summer 2019 and will serve up to four million passengers each year at its peak.

Businesses can get more details by visiting www.stonehillsite.co.uk and www.teardropsite.co.uk.

Enfield Council launches first Meridian Water meanwhile use opportunities

Enfield Council launches first Meridian Water meanwhile use opportunities

CGI of the Meridian Water masterplan, looking north

CGI of the Meridian Water masterplan, looking north

Enfield Council is looking for partners to deliver the first of two meanwhile use opportunities at Meridian Water.

The Teardrop and Stonehill sites are set to deliver new meanwhile spaces for potential tenants and occupiers, creating new jobs and opportunities for local people on a scale which will transform the employment base of the Borough.

To find out more about these opportunities and how to get involved, please click on the links below:

 Strong interest in delivering first 725 homes at Enfield Council’s  £6bn Meridian Water regeneration

Strong interest in delivering first 725 homes at Enfield Council’s £6bn Meridian Water regeneration

CGI of Meridian One, courtesy of KCA

CGI of Meridian One, courtesy of KCA

  • Four major developers and housing associations have been shortlisted to deliver the first housing site at Enfield Council’s Meridian Water scheme.

  • In total, 17 expressed an interest in delivering Meridian One, with 10 submitting their bids to the Council in October.

  • Meridian One is one of the first sites being offered for procurement via the GLA’s new London Development Panel to potential developer partners, accelerating the delivery of hundreds of new affordable and private homes.

  • The first 725 homes will be built around the new Meridian Water train station, alongside new public spaces, shops and leisure facilities.

  • Enfield Council will oversee the delivery of the site and select the successful development partner, further demonstrating a genuinely new way of working for a local authority.

Enfield Council’s flagship development continues to gain momentum as four major housing developers and housing associations have today been shortlisted to deliver the first housing site at Meridian Water.

  •  Galliford Try

  • L&Q

  • Peabody

  • Redrow

Meridian One will see the first 725 homes built at Willoughby Lane, alongside new public squares, shops and leisure facilities. Outline planning consent is already in place for these new homes, with construction enabling works having already started in January 2017.

These homes will be delivered around the brand new Meridian Water train station, which is due to open in summer 2019 and serve up to four million passengers each year at its peak. 

The announcement marks one of the first sites being brought forward for procurement via the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) London development Panel 2, and is the first stage of accelerating the delivery of the 10,000 new homes and thousands of jobs at Meridian Water.

Councillor Nesil Caliskan, Leader of Enfield Council, said of the shortlist:

“This is another clear demonstration of the progress we’re making at Meridian Water and the confidence the development community has shown in the Council to deliver one of London’s most exciting regeneration projects.

“It is the Council’s aspiration to create a new destination where local residents and Londoners can afford to live in a vibrant and exciting setting.

“By taking control of the vision for Meridian Water and overseeing its delivery, we are now able to select the right development partner for each phase and accelerate the delivery of the first housing site at Meridian One, creating hundreds of new homes, as well as much-needed affordable housing, and new public squares, shops and leisure facilities for the benefit of local residents and Londoners.”

Out of 17 developers and housing associations that expressed an interest in delivering Meridian One, 10 submitting their bids to Enfield Council in October, with four now shortlisted to bring the scheme forward. An announcement on the chosen development partner will likely be made in spring 2019.

Progress is also being made on bringing forward a further housing site for Meridian Two at Leeside Road, which will deliver 200 affordable homes, earmarked for ‘makers and creators’ that will use new workspaces on the lower floors. This will be complemented by a new employment hub for around 900 new jobs at a 2-3 acre site along the North Circular.

The Council is also progressing a detailed business case for the Housing Infrastructure Fund, which if secured in full, will see £156m of government funding connect all parts of Meridian Water to the new train station and improve the frequency of train services.

All this work will help the Council achieve its vision for Meridian Water, which is based around three pillars:

  • Mixing uses and animating streets

  • Park life at your doorstep

  • Your place to make and create

Video: Meridian Water station starting to take shape

Take a look at Network Rail’s latest video on the progress that is being made on the new Meridian Water Station and the wider £170m Lee Valley Rail Programme.

The station is set to open in summer 2019, and will take up to four million passengers per year directly south to Straford, with onward connections to Liverpool Street, City Airport and Heathrow, and north to Stansted and Cambridge.

Meridian Water ‘Back on Track’

Meridian Water ‘Back on Track’

CGI of the Meridian Water masterplan, looking south

CGI of the Meridian Water masterplan, looking south

Enfield Council’s Cabinet last night agreed in principle a series of decisions that, subject to call-in, set out a clear way forward for the flagship Meridian Water development, which will see 10,000 new homes and thousands of new jobs delivered.

The decisions mark the end of the procurement process for a single ‘Master Developer’, in favour of the Council taking the lead responsibility for setting strategies, working up the masterplan and deciding the optimal phasing plan for delivery.

Speaking about the decisions, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, Leader of Enfield Council, said:

“Today marks a watershed moment in the delivery of Meridian Water.
“Meridian Water is back on track and the way we are delivering is genuinely new for a local authority.
“Going forward we will be in control and we will be the custodians of the place Meridian Water will become; investing council money and resources to ensure that local people are the principle beneficiaries of the new homes and jobs that will be created.
“We will select development and other partners to work with the Council to bring forward specific parts of the regeneration, whether that is for housing delivery, new employment spaces or meanwhile uses, and we will hold the vision for Meridian Water and oversee its delivery.
“I am pleased to say that we are also ready to accelerate delivery and will bring forward the first housing site, which will see hundreds of private and affordable homes built around the new train station. A second housing site and a site for a major employment hub will then follow.
“Meanwhile, we are progressing our detailed business case for the Housing Infrastructure Fund which, if secured in full, will see £120 million of government funding to connect all parts of Meridian Water to the new train station and improve the frequency of train services.
“We are also working on a dedicated employment strategy which will bring high quality jobs, life and some exciting uses to Meridian Water, very early in the development.
“The Cabinet and I are absolutely determined to create a legacy to be proud of in the Borough, whilst also delivering a return on the Council’s investment, and I look forward to making further announcements as we rapidly secure real benefits from the Meridian Water regeneration.”

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, James Murray, said:

“Meridian Water is one of the most important regeneration projects in London, with the potential to provide thousands of affordable homes and job opportunities for local people. I am pleased that the Council Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, has expressed her commitment to delivering much needed new and genuinely affordable homes.
“I welcome the new direction Enfield Council has set out for how these benefits will be realised, with direct control and investment by the local authority. We are working, on behalf of the Council, to secure government funding from the Housing Infrastructure Fund for Meridian Water, and with the new train station opening in May 2019, the future looks very promising."

Enfield Council’s vision is to make Meridian Water and the wider area a new district in London where people want to live, work and visit, and the Council has set itself eight principles to guide how it plans for and delivers the project:

  1. Meridian Water will prioritise the benefits for local people and reduce inequality in the Borough.
  2. Meridian Water will create a thriving new economy for the Lee Valley.
  3. Meridian Water will be a memorable place bursting with character, bringing the best out of the existing opportunities.
  4. Meridian Water will offer a choice of affordable homes for local people.
  5. Meridian Water will make the planet better and create new opportunities for growth as a result.
  6. Meridian Water will be a vibrant mixed-use environment, incorporating liveable places to be enjoyed by everyone regardless of ability, income, age and cultural background.
  7. Meridian Water will be designed to prioritise walking and cycling by choice - almost car free.
  8. Meridian Water will proactively engage and empower communities and continue to grow by responding to the changing needs of local people and society.

The new Meridian Water Station will open in May 2019, unlocking the area for commuters, taking passengers south to Stratford London and London Liverpool Street and north to Stansted and Cambridge. Train connections from Meridian Water are just 17 minutes direct to Stratford London, 24 minutes to London Liverpool Street, 22 minutes to London City Airport and 43 minutes to Heathrow. 

Following the Cabinet decisions, three development sites are being brought forward, with the first site being offered via the GLA’s London Development Panel immediately after the summer. This will allow for a quick procurement process open to all the organisations and joint ventures who secured a place on the panel. 

Importantly, these sites will be offered on the basis of a Development Agreement rather than a sale of the land, allowing the Council to retain control, for example to ensure the quality of design and build, and prioritise sales of new homes to local people first.

  • Site 1 is at Willoughby Lane, which has an outline planning consent in place for 725 homes. The site is currently being remediated by the Council and is adjacent to the new Meridian Water Station which opens in May 2019.
  • Site 2 is the Leeside Road Gas Holder site. This site will be included in an outline planning application for the wider area, which the Council is bringing forward, linked with the Council’s bid to the Housing Infrastructure Fund, which will see workspace on the lower floors with around 200 affordable homes above.
  • Site 3 is around 2-3 acres alongside the North Circular where Harbet Road meets Argon Road, which would be suitable for a new employment hub, creating around 900 new jobs.

The Cabinet also endorsed the work programmes to secure £120m of funding from the Housing Infrastructure Fund, which has already been short-listed by Homes England. This funding, if secured in full, will deliver:

  • An increase in train services at the new station, initially to a minimum of four trains per hour but with the capacity for this to increase to six trains per hour.
  • A new central spine road – known as The Causeway – which will link the whole of Meridian Water to the new train station. These works also include flood alleviation measures; three new bridges over Pymmes Brook and the Lee Navigation; pipe works for the Council-owned energy company energetik; new cycle and pedestrian links and junctions; and land remediation to support the early delivery of homes.

Together, these measures will increase access to Meridian Water, unlock currently landlocked and inaccessible parcels of land, attract inward investment, increase land values and facilitate the levels of new homes and jobs desired by the Council at Meridian Water.

Finally, the Cabinet also endorsed the principles of a major new Employment Strategy for Meridian Water, which will now be developed further.

Speaking about the potential for new jobs at Meridian Water, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, Leader of Enfield Council, said:

“We have seen major occupiers recently take space at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Battersea Power Station and White City and our long-term strategy includes attracting strategic occupiers to relocate to Meridian Water, where we have the potential to offer the attributes required by growth sectors in a better location than many parts of London.
“The scale of the Council’s control, vacant land and existing industrial buildings offers a significant opportunity for the Council to start to deliver on our employment vision from the outset by creating the right conditions for existing and new enterprises to be established, nurtured and grown rather than waiting for the long-term development.
“We are therefore developing a series of offers across our land ownership at Meridian Water, including bringing in some exciting meanwhile uses, the development of a cluster for fashion manufacturing and the creation of London’s largest open workspace for makers, creators and artists.”

As part of this approach, a further land acquisition was approved at 4 Anthony Way, part of which is occupied by Building Bloqs who are potential partners of the Council for the open workshop.

Since April 2014, the Council has acquired 87 acres (35 hectares) of land at Meridian Water. It currently owns 64% of all developable land within the red line boundary of the site and has to date committed £157m to land acquisition.

Video: Meridian Water station under construction

Following the announcement in November 2017 that work has begun on the new Meridian Water railway station, Network Rail caught up with Steve Vidler, Senior Programme Development Manager at Network Rail, and Enfield Council's Consultant Development Manager for Meridian Water, John Baker, to see how the new station is progressing.

The new station, being delivered by Network Rail, will replace the nearby Angel Road station and will open in 2019. The station is expected to serve up to four million passengers, including the 10,000 new homes and thousands of jobs coming forward over the next 20 years as part of the Council's Meridian Water scheme. 

You can watch Network Rail's video below.

You can also catch our interview with Geoff Marshall, Video Editor at the Londonist, on the new station below. 

Work begins on new Meridian Water railway station as Enfield Council’s £6bn regeneration continues to progress

CGI of the new Meridian Water railway station - credit Karakusevic Carson Architects

CGI of the new Meridian Water railway station - credit Karakusevic Carson Architects

  • Network Rail on site to begin construction as part of the first phase of delivery at Meridian Water
  • Enfield Council overseeing delivery of the new station as well as part-funding with the GLA, further demonstrating their pioneering approach to regeneration
  • Up to 4 million people expected to use the new Meridian Water station every year
  • Works form part of Network Rail’s £170 million of improvements to build a bigger and better railway across the Upper Lee Valley

It is not very often London gets a brand new railway station, but construction work has now started on Meridian Water station, as momentum continues at Enfield’ Council’s £6bn regeneration.

The new station, being delivered by Network Rail, will replace the nearby Angel Road station and is expected to serve up to 4 million passengers, including the 10,000 new homes and thousands of jobs coming forward over the next 20 years, as part of the area’s significant transformation.

The modern station has been designed by a world class design team including ARUP, Atkins and architects KCA and will include three platforms and a new footbridge accessed by lifts and stairs as well as new retail space. Provision for an additional fourth platform has also been made to accommodate proposed plans for Crossrail 2.

Doug Taylor, Leader of Enfield Council said of the station works:

“Our Meridian Water regeneration is a once in a generation opportunity to provide thousands of new homes and new jobs for Enfield, and deliver significant benefits for the local community. It is vital that as drivers of this regeneration, Enfield Council ensure the right infrastructure is put in place to support the area’s transformation and this latest milestone is a demonstration of our hard work to deliver the best possible development for our residents.  

“Enfield Council is continuing to take direct control of this significant regeneration at Meridian Water, and working with our partners at Network Rail as well as our local communities, real progress is being made to realize our commitment to deliver a truly special new piece of London.”

Meliha Duymaz, Network Rail’s route managing director for Anglia, said:

“The new station is an integral part of a project to deliver £170 million of improvements across the Upper Lee Valley over the next two years, as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan. With passenger demand growing, this investment will bring better rail services and support economic growth, jobs and housing opportunities in this area.”

Deputy Mayor for Business and Co-Deputy Chair of the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), Rajesh Agrawal, said:

“The project at Meridian Water has the potential to deliver thousands of jobs to this part of north London. LEAP’s investment will help unlock major economic benefits by helping ensure this new neighbourhood is well-connected to central London and beyond – and is further proof that London is open for business.”

Meridian Water Station will open in 2019, unlocking the area for commuters, taking passengers directly south to Stratford London and London Liverpool Street and north to Stansted and Cambridge. Train connections from Meridian Water are just 17 minutes direct to Stratford London, 24 minutes to London Liverpool Street, 22 minutes to London City Airport and 43 minutes to Heathrow. 

This announcement follows the news in June that Enfield has become the majority owner of the Meridian Water site, owning 87-acres 64%) of developable area through the purchase of the 32-acre Stonehill site.