New campus with Genesis at heart of £550m mixed tenure scheme
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Education
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Barnet and Southgate College plans to build a brand new campus on site at a major regeneration scheme in Colindale as it relocates to Grahame Park, a £550 million mixed tenure scheme led by Genesis Housing Association in partnership with Barnet Council and Countryside Properties PLC.
Building starts in February 2015, once a new main road has been constructed, and the campus will be ready for the start of the academic year in September 2016. The new campus will focus on vocational training such as construction and hairdressing, with a salon open to the public.
Grahame Park is one of Barnet’s largest regeneration schemes and will offer 3,000 new homes when all phases of the 18-year project are completed in 2028. The scheme was named in the recent budget as a potential project to benefit from £150m in regeneration funding, and has also been awarded a share of build to rent funding to build nearly 200 homes for private rental.
Genesis executive director John Carleton said: "We’re delighted to have reached this agreement and look forward to welcoming students and staff into the new campus. The college is a strong addition to the diverse range of housing and amenities at Grahame Park and will enhance the scheme’s ability to serve community needs and add real value to the area. This agreement and the recent good news on funding highlight how it’s a really exciting time for Grahame Park, and Colindale as a whole. We look forward to watching these developments take shape."