Greg Tillotson joins annual London Real Estate Forum

Barratt London’s Regional Development Director joined the panel at LREF to discuss Meridian Water, Enfield.

The fourth annual London Real Estate Forum (LREF) was held yesterday at Berkeley Square, supported by the Mayor of London, City of Westminster and FT. This year, the Forum combined commercial and residential panel discussions throughout the day, including a briefing on the Meridian Water development in Lee Valley. 

Greg Tillotson, Regional Development Director at Barratt London was invited to join the afternoon panel session to provide an update on the latest activity at Meridian Water, in the London Borough of Enfield. The session was chaired by Peter Murray, Chairman at NLA, and Greg was joined by panellists Peter George, Programme Director at Enfield Council and master-planning architect, Richard Lavington of Maccreanor Lavington.

Enfield Council appointed Barratt London as the main developer in May for Meridian Water, along with SEGRO as the partner for commercial.  The council vision is the regeneration of the former waterfront industrial site will create around 16,000 jobs, and deliver 10,000 new homes across the 85 hectare scheme.

Greg commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen by the Council as their preferred development partner, and are very much looking forward to collaborating with them in the months and years to come.  

“We were attracted to this project not just by its sheer scale and ambition, but because it is capable of the early delivery of the new housing that London so desperately needs. This really is one of the few opportunities to become involved in a development of such a scale.”

Meridian Water’s waterside location in the Lee Valley is set to transform North London. Creating new green open spaces, opening the waterways to residents, and a new high street with a wide variety of retail outlets, cafés and restaurants. The homes on the development will be a mix of tenures comprising 50% market sale, 30% affordable homes and 20% PRS –thereby meeting a wide range of needs and suiting different lifestyles. Its transport links include the provision of a new Meridian Water Station and potential for Crossrail 2, which will provide residents with excellent connections to central London.