Grahame Park

Grahame Park is a radical and unique regeneration project to transform the estate in Barnet. The scheme is one of the largest self-funded projects in Europe and will see the construction of around 3000 new homes, as well as shops, gardens, community and health facilities, new parks, and a civic hub.

There will also be investment in social regeneration with a range of community development initiatives derived from the Grahame Park social and economic regeneration strategy.

Over 200 families have moved into new homes so far, and several existing blocks have been demolished.

As well as providing new homes for existing Grahame Park residents, there are homes being built for private sale.


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A thriving community

We have developed a strategy setting out how we will work together with local organisations to create a strong, thriving, happy community at Grahame Park.

This strategy sets out how organisations working in Grahame Park intend to support residents and the communities in which they live. It aims to:

  • Coordinate community and economic development work in the area
  • Provide the best services, opportunities and activities for residents
  • Services that are tailored to meet the specific needs of those who live in Grahame Park


Our strategy

The strategy has five themes that set out the actions to help us achieve our vision -

  1. Community engagement and cohesion
  2. Information and communication
  3. Employment, enterprise and training
  4. Community safety
  5. Community facilities and public spaces

Watch this space

Our local Community Researchers will be conducting interviews and focus groups with local residents to help shape the next three years of the strategy.

Opportunities for local residents


Genesis is committed to helping our residents find employment. We have a range of support workshops, advice sessions and monitoring in your area.

Colindale Communities Trust (CCT)

We work with Colindale Communities Trust (CCT), who are located on Grahame Park and are at the heart of the community to provide opportunities for local people.  

Physical regeneration surgeries

Grahame Park surgeries take place on the last Wednesday of every month:

This service provides information to all residents relating to their new homes and the future development on Grahame Park:

  • 26 October 2.00pm – 4.00pm
  • 30 November 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • No surgeries in August or December 2016

Employment, enterprise and training

Consortium

The Grahame Park Consortium is made up of 18 large local organisations that pool together resources and experience to apply for large grants to fund projects in the local area. The consortium launched in August 2014 and welcomes new organisations to join.

Community Researchers

As part of the ongoing commitment to social and economic regeneration, Genesis has commissioned a Community Researchers project which employs local people to carry out consultation for the next three years strategy.

To date, nine local people have completed over 400 surveys and three focus groups. Following this there will be focus groups and workshops to process the information collected. The project has attracted a lot of support with other organisations such as the RAF who are commissioning additional work with the group.

Volunteering

Genesis has specific volunteering opportunities which are based at Grahame Park. Some of these will be one off events or some are more long-term roles.

Case Study

Volunteering is the perfect way to get back into work, build your skills and meet new people.

There are some exciting volunteering opportunites based on Grahame Park:

  • Gain experience working with young people by helping them learn to read as a literacy volunteer
  • Volunteering to support and spend time with elderly or isolated neighbours
  • Helping to promote the exciting projects and activities available on Grahame Park
  • Learn vital admin and office skills gaining experience in one of our local offices

No existing qualifications or experience is required. Training and support will be provided throughout your time as a volunteer.

Development

Grahame Park is one of the largest self-funding regeneration projects in Europe and once complete it will see the construction of over 3000 new homes, retail, private gardens, open space, community and health facilities, new parks, and a civic hub.

We are investing in social regeneration with a range of community development and employment initiatives as part of the Grahame Park social and economic regeneration strategy.

The regeneration of Grahame Park is made up of Stage A and Stage B.

Plots in Stage A are complete, currently on site or at planning stage.

Stage A

  • 533 new homes have already been completed (202 new social rent homes, 62 shared ownership homes, 231 open market homes and 38 affordable rented homes)
  • New retail spaces, including a Sainsbury’s local, are now open
  • Work will start this year on 152 new homes of which up to 33 will be social rent and 19 shared ownership
  • Barnet College started building in April 2015 and will be open in September 2016  
  • New library and community centre

Stage B

Grahame Park has been shortlisted for a £56m loan from the government to help accelerate the redevelopment of Stage B and will focus on developing the Concourse area.

Genesis and Barnet Council are working in partnership to review the master plan for Stage B of the regeneration project. We are working with the planning department to prepare a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) which will set the framework for the future design of the estate. The aim is to have the SPD in place by December 2015, following further consultation in September 2015.

  • More family homes
  • Improved road and pedestrian routes through the area
  • Enhanced open space
  • Building of over 2000 new homes for sale, shared ownership and social rent
  • New community space

Reviewing the Masterplan

Details of the key achievements and progress so far:

June 2015 Plot 3 complete with 88 new homes for sale and new retail space (including Sainsbury’s Local)
February 2015 Planning application for 92 homes on plot 6 approved by the planning committee
December 2014

Announcement that Grahame Park has been shortlisted for the full £56m bid from the government programme, to accelerate the regeneration of The Concourse

November 2014 Planning application submitted for 92 homes on plot 6
October 2014

First of 143 new homes complete on plot 3.

55 are for Grahame Park tenants

September 2014 Genesis submit a bid to the HCA/GLA under the national Estate Regeneration Programme for £56m loan to kick start the redevelopment of Stage B
March 2014 A further 39 homes on plot 2 completed, bringing the total to 71
November 2012

Genesis wins Silver in What House? Awards for best new development at Grahame Park

Summer 2012

319 homes completed and occupied, signalling the completion of Plot 1, New Hendon Village

July 2009

Construction starts for 319 new homes

August - November 2007

First Genesis tenants, rehoused from Grahame Park, move into new homes on Ruby Way (plot 2). First 32 homes completed for rent, shared ownership and sale

January 2007

Principal development agreement signed between Barnet Council, Choices for Grahame Park and Genesis. Outline planning permission granted for the entire project

July 2003

Residents vote 79% YES to CfGP regeneration proposals
January 2002  Barnet selects Choices for Grahame Park as its development partner
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