Project Milestone: First Residents Move Into Meridian Water

As we celebrate the completion and occupation of the first building in Phase 1A on the Meridian Water regeneration project, we thought it about time to showcase the structural and civil engineering impact that we have made as part of the collaborative efforts of the design team to fuel the development’s progress. 

This is the first occupied housing block of Phase 1 of Enfield Council’s extensive 25-year regeneration project in north-east London – aka Meridian One. Situated on a former industrial brownfield site, this project aims to deliver 10,000 new homes, with 40% designated as ‘affordable.’ Furthermore, the development includes versatile workspaces and commercial areas which are expected to create around 6,000 jobs. 

The Meridian Water regeneration project kicked off with a design competition, which brought together small architectural firms, each contributing unique perspectives to shape the future landscape. During the pre-planning stage, Walsh had the privilege of working closely with the winning practices, Urban Projects Bureau and Fisher Cheng, who each designed a block. Meridian One is a great example of collaboration as these younger firms were also supported and overseen by HTA Design and Hawkins\Brown architects, who took it to delivery. 

The completion and occupation of the first building marks a significant milestone for the Meridian Water regeneration project, and we look forward to being involved in the remaining phases of the development, working alongside Countryside Partnerships. 

Stay tuned as the next chapters of this exciting urban renewal project unfold. 

Read the full Architect’s Journal Article here: Meridian lines: Urban Projects Bureau housing at Meridian Water and read more about our work on the project here: Meridian Water | Walsh


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