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Barnet Council starts work on 217 new affordable homes

Barnet Council Leader Cllr Barry Rawlings led a visit with project partners in Hendon on Tuesday 12 July to celebrate work starting on an innovative, co-designed housing scheme delivering 217 new affordable homes, including 75 extra-care homes.

As part of the project, Barnet Council has entered into a partnership with Sage Homes, to ensure the whole scheme was designated as affordable. Sage Homes invested over £46m in the scheme and worked with the council to jointly secure £7m of GLA grant.

The affordable homes scheme was designed in collaboration with residents, neighbours and local community organisations, who were consulted throughout the process and central to the agreed design.

This process led to a design to enhance the elements of the estate that residents like and improve the aspects they didn’t like.  As a result, the buildings have been arranged to ensure the open, park-like character of the estate is retained and new amenities and community spaces will be introduced.

Under the partnership, Barnet Homes will manage 60 homes at London Affordable Rent on the council’s behalf for people on the borough’s waiting list and continue to manage the entire estate.

Sage Homes will sell the remaining 82 shared ownership homes to part-rent part-buy customers in the local area who cannot afford to buy on the open market. The council is also developing 75 extra care homes on the site of the old Cheshir House.