Plans submitted for residential-led north London campus redevelopment

Plans have been submitted for the redevelopment of a former university campus in north London into a 262-home residential-led scheme.

Trent Park: plans include the refurbishment of Grade II listed Mansion House
Trent Park: plans include the refurbishment of Grade II listed Mansion House

Developer Berkeley acquired Middlesex University's vacant Trent Park Campus site at Cockfosters last year.

The campus includes a grade II listed mansion house which Berkeley intends to convert to create museum and event space with a cafe at ground-floor and basement levels and 15 flats above.

The submitted application seeks full planning permission for the phased redevelopment of site to provide 134 apartments and 128 houses, including 18 affordable units, along with museum, cafe and leisure uses, parking, vehicle and pedestrian access routes and cycleways.

According to documents submitted with the application, the plans would see the demolition of "the ugly 1960s and 1970s former university buildings" on the site and their replacement with "new homes for families, downsizers and first-time buyers".

The application includes plans for the restoration of landscaped public amenity areas, including statues, urns and gates, and outdoor tennis courts, provision of children's play space and sustainable drainage systems. It also proposes a shuttle bus service between the site and Oakwood Station.

A spokesman for the developer said he hopes the application will be considered by the London Borough of Enfield early next year. 


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