Royal Brunswick Park Phase II
Client The Comer Group
Location Barnet, North London
Size c17 hectares
A mixed-use masterplan to include approximately 1500 residential units and a large secondary level school at the existing North London Business Park site, Barnet.
Phase II of the redevelopment of Royal Brunswick Park, Barnet, North Barnet, represents the detail planning of the elevated northern portion of the 17 hectare masterplan site.
The Phase II area encompass the ‘Northern Homezones’ identified in the masterplan. These Homezones are positioned within a sensitive position in the masterplan, with proximate adjacent existing neighbouring houses. Furthermore, the elevated position of the north of the masterplan mean that any construction on this area of the site will become visually prominent within the new wider townscape.
Accordingly, a simple typology of densely planned 2 and 3 storey houses is proposed. These are designed with conventional back-gardens where they meet the site boundary and existing adjacent neighbours. As the house types move away from the sensitive edges, more varied house typologies are employed, including 4-level townhouses, with roof terraces and three level townhouses with piano-nobile living spaces.
The Phase II masterplan area proposes a series of residential streets, two sided and tree lined in all instances. Car parking is managed to not dominate the visual environment of the residential Homezomes, with priority given to generous planted front curtilage spaces and wide margins of planted common spaces.
A new pedestrian and cycle connecting route bisects the Phase II masterplan area, connecting the existing neighbouring streets into the wider masterplan parkland spaces and ancillary uses, such as office, local retail, community uses and school.
The materials employed in Phase II of the Royal Brunswick Park masterplan are predominantly a light coloured buff brick, finished with a white mortar. Aluminium windows are used in black and amber tones, metalwork and rainwater goods are detailed in black steel and aluminium. Accent materials are used, in materials such as timber and basalt stone.