Stephen McGrath, director at Broadway Malyan, said; “This is an exciting project that represents a real raising of the bar in terms of design quality for residential developments in London. The project is a culmination of the work we have been putting in to bring the architecture and landscape teams closer together.
“The way that the gardens and buildings work together and complement each other will create a truly distinctive new community and set high standards for the rest of the Millbrook Park development”.
The scheme is being delivered by Prime Place, Willmott Dixon’s residential sales brand, while the wider masterplan is being led by the London Borough of Barnet, VSM (Vinci St Modwen) Estates and Annington Property.
Brian Brady, managing director Prime Place said, "Millbrook Park is an ideal fit for Prime Place’s strategy of providing outstanding homes in popular locations and close to excellent transport links. We are delighted to achieve approval from Barnet Council and anticipate starting work on site very soon.”
The design concept is focussed on a central “secret garden” which is contained by a surrounding edge of residential apartments and villas. Two L-shaped, medium rise apartment buildings are arranged in a “horse shoe” layout that addresses an open park to the north and the primary streets to the east and west.
Four paired town houses, a typology with history in North London, front the southern street, further enclosing the garden while providing a degree of permeability in terms of views and sunlight. A pedestrian route weaves through the “secret garden” and is fronted by a terrace of modern mews-style houses.
All buildings are clad in a pale brick with bronze detailing. A variety of Juliet and recessed balconies provide a formal rhythm of punctuation in the facades.