Jacobs to design £6bn Meridian Water regeneration scheme in UK

WCN Editorial Team 26 Mar 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Jacobs has been selected to provide technical design and planning advisory services for the Enfield Council’s £6bn Meridian Water regeneration scheme in north London, UK.

The company will be responsible for providing design and consultancy, including environmental, land quality and water catchment management services for the Enfield Council-led regeneration scheme, which is being developed in phases.

Jacobs said its team will work in collaboration with real estate company Avison Young, Knight Architects, consultancy firm Sound Diplomacy, Waugh Thistleton Architects, and architecture, landscape and urban design firm East, to support Enfield Council as master developer for the scheme.

Jacobs People & Places Solutions Europe, Middle East and Africa senior vice-president and general manager Donald Morrison said: "Enfield Council has a clear vision to create a truly special new part of London – a place for people and businesses to thrive in an environment which welcomes surrounding communities.

"This is an exciting opportunity to support Enfield in devising smart, connected employment space, housing, park and public areas that are more responsive to the needs of the community."

The Meridian Water scheme will deliver 10,000 homes alongside public spaces, community facilities and road and rail networks.

Expected to create 6,000 jobs, the project involves the construction of an east-west boulevard from the Meridian Water Station through the middle of the site into the Lee Valley Park and beyond.

It also involves the creation of two new parks, cycle lanes, naturalised brooks, and additional bridge connections as well as the construction of a fourth platform, a new section of track between Tottenham Hale and Meridian Water.

Enfield Council leader Nesil Caliskan said: "We are delighted that Jacobs will help us deliver a world class development and enable us to deliver exceptional infrastructure across this development.

"This announcement is vital because providing better transport links and infrastructure opens up opportunities for local people by providing greater access to jobs and opportunities that are further afield, therefore improving their life chances."

Jacobs said it plans to create a collaborative digital working environment for the scheme and integrate a diverse range of datasets to enable testing of the master plan in future.

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Image: Master plan view of the Meridian Water scheme in London. (Credit: Meridian Water/Enfield Council)

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