Housebuilders Linden Homes and Taylor Wimpey have purchased two parcels of land at the Inglis Consortium's 33 hectare Millbrook Park development in Mill Hill East with a view to developing a selection of new homes as part of a new community at the heart of the London Borough of Barnet.
Taylor Wimpey North Thames will develop 58, three- and four-bedroom houses on land adjacent to the popular Ridgemont development bordering Frith Lane with views over Finchley Golf course.
Meanwhile, Linden Homes have purchased a package of land to the west of the site to build 113 new homes comprising one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as three-, four- and five-bedroom houses. They will also refurbish the former Inglis Barracks Officers Mess which has been preserved as an important part of local history. This will be renovated to provide ten apartments as well as a GP's surgery.
Keith Hurford, project director, Millbrook Park, said: "The exchange of contracts for these first two land parcels marks an important step in the regeneration of the former Inglis Barracks.
"After careful consideration we chose Taylor Wimpey North Thames and Linden Homes because we were very impressed by the quality of the homes that they are proposing to build at Millbrook Park. We found that their approach accords with the high quality vision that the Inglis Consortium have for this prestigious development and we are very much looking forward to working with them to realise the full potential of this site over the coming years."
Glyn Hopping, managing director of Taylor Wimpey North Thames, said: "Taylor Wimpey are delighted to be working with the Consortium on the initial phase of this new community in a much sought after part of North London. It is imperative that the design and specification of the homes set a standard to which the subsequent development can aspire. This challenge that we look forward to fulfilling in conjunction with our development partners."
Darren Maddox, managing director of Linden Homes Chiltern, commented: "Design excellence and quality is at the heart of the Linden Homes ethos. A development of such distinction where these attributes are key is sure to create a vibrant and thriving community. We are delighted to be part of a consortium where such ambitions can be achieved."
Work on site for these first two parcels of land is expected to begin in spring 2013 following reserved matters planning applications from the individual developers which will be subject to the detailed design code that has been agreed with Barnet Council. Millbrook Park will be completed over the next decade and support 2,174 new homes, ancillary retail and office space, a new primary school and health centre as well as almost six hectares of parks and open space.