Colindale and Burnt Oak is a recognised Opportunity Area within the London Plan and has the potential to deliver large scale housing and employment growth which acts as a catalyst for wider renewal and regeneration.
Redevelopment in Colindale will integrate with the surrounding suburbs and become a destination for North London users. Investment is being targeted at creating a transport interchange around Colindale Underground Station, new public squares and public realm, a new 5ha public park and new green spaces across the area. Future generations will also be provided for through the creation of of two new primary schools at the vacated Barnet College and Peel Centre sites.
Colindale occupies a key strategic location in North London benefiting from access to central London from the Northern Line as well as the M1, A5 and A41.
Extensive investment in new transport infrastructure is planned to further broaden Colindales connections to North London and beyond. Significant investment has already taken place to open up the area for development through the widening of the Aerodrome Road Bridges. Further investment will take place to improve key road junctions and enable new bus routes and services to penetrate the area.
The first phase of Graham Park is anticipated to be complete by 2012 and when complete, the full masterplan anticipates delivery of 3,500 new homes set in a sustainable setting, with new employment and transport opportunities.
Beaufort Park, where early phases have been completed and are occupied will deliver 3,000 new homes.
These schemes along with innovative opportunities for a series of other major sites including the former Colindale Hospital, the British Newspaper Library, Middlesex University and the Peel Centre, will transform Colindale into a vibrant successful and diverse neighbourhood where people will want to live, work and visit.