Edgware Town Centre Redevelopment, Broadwalk Shopping Centre London, Barnet Building News, Property Design
Edgware Town Centre Renewal, London
Architecture in Northwest London, England, UK – Broadwalk Shopping Centre Redevelopment
1 September 2022
Ballymore Partners With Transport For London To Deliver Renewal Of Edgware Town Centre
Masterplan Design: Glenn Howells Architects
Edgware Town Centre Redevelopment
Regeneration expert Ballymore and Transport for London (TfL)’s commercial property company, TTL Properties Ltd (TTLP) have formally committed to combine their landholdings in Edgware. Working with the London Borough of Barnet, they will deliver their shared vision of a reimagined town centre with a thriving high street on Station Road open to all. The masterplan design is by Glenn Howells Architects.
The 7.5-acre Broadwalk Shopping Centre, acquired by Ballymore in 2020, is key to unlocking the regeneration of the town centre. By working with TfL, which owns much of the neighbouring land including the bus station and bus garages, the project will be able to reach its full potential. The development will deliver an improved bus station as well as garages and will make it even easier to travel around Edgware while accessing the main shopping and residential areas. Ballymore will hold a majority stake in the strategic partnership.
The town centre is popular, diverse and valued, providing extensive shopping, cafes, restaurants and services for communities in both Barnet and the adjacent London Borough of Harrow. Edgware’s local economy is largely reliant on the commercial success of its high street retailers and offices which, like many town centres and high streets nationally, have come under pressure leading to an increase in the closure of anchor shops and, in some areas, resulting in dilapidated building frontages and anti-social behaviour.
John Mulryan, Group Managing Director at Ballymore, said: “We have long been committed to partnerships, working successfully with organisations to create new homes and mixed-use communities across London.
“Edgware, with its amenities and public transport connections, is a town with huge potential, but the changing face of the high street requires a new approach. We are looking forward to collaborating with TfL and Barnet Council to deliver our shared vision of creating an outstanding place for modern urban living, with thriving commerce, new and integrated public spaces, improved connectivity and public transport, new leisure and cultural offerings and a variety of new homes.”
Peter Elliott, Head of Property Development at Transport for London, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Ballymore and working with the local community to revitalise Edgware town centre. Together we will be delivering high-quality new homes and improved retail space alongside other benefits for the local community, including better transport facilities, public realm and community and leisure amenities.”
Since acquiring the site in 2020, Ballymore has undertaken extensive public consultation to gain a thorough understanding of local opinion on the existing town centre and its future, working with TfL. Furthermore, alongside the London Borough of Barnet, both Ballymore and TfL are founding members of a Town Centre Steering Group which seeks to improve the appearance, vitality and with a long-term ambition of establishing a business improvement district (BID), whereby the numerous local businesses can invest together to improve the local trading environment.
Stephen McDonald, Director for Growth at Barnet Council, added: “We are pleased to see this project take another step forward – a crucial part of the council’s overall plans to reinforce and enhance Edgware’s status as a major town centre to better serve the needs of those living and working here.”
Edgware is one of the target areas in Barnet Council’s draft Local Plan which aims to deliver 5,000 new homes by 2036.
About Ballymore: 40 years of forward thinking
Ballymore is a leading property developer with a multi award-winning portfolio of some of Europe’s largest and most transformative urban development projects.
Its projects are defined by their vision, originality and commitment to quality and it is driven to set new, lasting standards in design, creativity and architecture.
Every place Ballymore creates has a unique personality inspired by its location, history, people and culture, nurtured through strong relationships with its expert partners and those it develops with local communities.
Ballymore enlivens areas well before the first foundations are laid and remains long after the last brick is in place to ensure its customers are well looked after and the communities continue to thrive.
Ballymore’s landmark developments in the UK span the breadth of Greater London, from its new riverside communities in Royal Wharf, London City Island and Embassy Gardens, where we have transformed underused land into lively new neighbourhoods, over to Brentford where we are reconnecting the High Street with the waterfront and revitalising the town centre.
In Ireland, Ballymore develops homes across a number of counties and has established Dublin Landings as a new commercial centre at North Wall Quay. It is also working in partnership with Diageo and CIE to design and deliver mixed-use developments at the Guinness brewery and Connolly Station in Dublin.
Transport for London
Transport for London is taking forward its development activity through a commercial property company (TTL Properties Ltd) that is wholly owned by TfL, but financed independently of the transport network. The programme will see new commercial office developments and thousands of high-quality new homes, including affordable housing, built on its land across the capital.
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