DLA Appointed for Burnt Oak Development
Linkcity, the UK property development arm of global firm Bouygues Construction, has appointed DLA Architecture to design a new housing scheme and supporting community spaces in Burnt Oak, London.
The appointment of DLA follows on from Linkcity being selected as preferred bidder by the London Borough of Barnet to help deliver the scheme, which will provide around 300 new homes, with 50% being affordable housing.
DLA and Linkcity are set to work closely with the London Borough of Barnet to develop the scheme on the former Watling Avenue car park site, which will seek to address a current shortage of quality housing in the area.
Alejandro Carrajo, Senior Architect at DLA Architecture and project lead, said: “We are delighted that Linkcity has been selected by Barnet on this important project and that we have been appointed to help design the scheme. We have strong expertise in designing sustainable new living and community spaces that integrate well with the local environment and provide seamless connectivity to the surrounding neighbourhoods.
“We look forward to working closely with Linkcity, the council and local stakeholders to provide an exemplary scheme.”
The project is being delivered in partnership with Barnet Council using an income strip deal structure to ensure secure institutional funding. It will also incorporate community uses and a new public car park, along with significant public realm enhancements including a landscaped area. The scheme will be delivered by Bouygues UK, which is expected to start on-site next year.
DLA has recently completed work at Hackney Gardens, a significant new project comprising community space and housing in Hackney. The £21 million scheme was an enabling development between Thornsett, the London Diocesan Fund (LDF) and the Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St John at Hackney.
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