The project started life in 2011 when Mulalley and One Housing won a competition to redevelop the Ladderswood site on behalf of the London Borough of Enfield.
Consultation and obtaining a planning permission took until February 2014 and work started a couple of months later.
The first construction was the underground Energy Centre together with apartments above; this is large enough to provide energy for all of Ladderswood and much more besides, to meet the future energy needs of the surrounding area.
After this came the southern part of the development, the most complex and which includes the link through to the industrial site, the apartments facing station road, the landscaped central area and the Premier Inn Hotel. What is not apparent is the vast underground car park which extends under half of this part of the site.
What’s happening next?
Building work is underway on the 112 properties which overlook the central landscaped area. When finished in late 2023 this will complete the southern part of the development.
Attention will then turn to the construction of the northern part of the development where there is a considerable element of low-rise housing. The detailed design of this is being undertaken at present and the delivery of the remaining 156 properties is anticipated to be complete in 2026.