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First Meridian Water homes go on sale

One and two-bed flats are now available at the ex-industrial site in Edmonton for up to £512,000, reports James Cracknell

The new Meridian One showroom, offering potential buyers a glimpse of how their flats might look
The new Meridian One showroom, offering potential buyers a glimpse of how their flats might look (credit Vistry Ventures)

After more than a decade of waiting, the first of the new homes being built at Meridian Water have gone on sale – with two-bed flats selling for over half-a-million pounds.

A new sales website run by developer Vistry Partnerships officially launched this week and includes a small handful of flats for private sale, starting at £322,000 for a bedsit and going up to £512,000 for a two-bedroom flat with two bathrooms. At the construction site itself a sales and information centre and a show apartment are now open, with food and refreshments from local caterers EN Food being provided.

Meridian One, the first of several phases of the Enfield Council-led £6billion redevelopment zone to be built, comprises 977 of the 10,000 homes being planned in total over a 25-year period. Construction of 300 of these began in August 2021, with large blocks of housing now rising from the site adjacent to the new Meridian Water Station which opened in June 2019.

A CGI of how Meridian One is expected to look when complete (credit Vistry Ventures)
A CGI of how Meridian One is expected to look when complete (credit Vistry Ventures)

Half of the total number of homes at Meridian One will be designated as ‘affordable’ housing, split evenly between council-owned housing available at London Affordable Rent levels and ‘intermediate’ housing sold as shared ownership.

The remainder of the 977 homes at Meridian One won full planning permission just last week, with tower blocks up to 30 storeys tall included. Construction work is not likely to start on these until next year, with an overall completion date of 2025 pencilled in. Outline planning permission is also in place for a further 2,300 homes on other sites within the wider 85-hectare Meridian Water development zone.


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As well as new homes at Meridian One, the first phase is said to include a new station square, shops, leisure facilities, a skills academy, community garden and “plenty of green space”. Designed to be “welcoming and stylish”, the new one and two-bedroom flats offer a “carefully curated palette of finishes” that are “perfectly in tune with modern life”.

Interested buyers are being told by Vistry Partnerships that they can enjoy “a range of local amenities” at Meridian One, including “a mix of shops, restaurants, breweries and outdoor spaces” as well as living “on the doorstep of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium”, although in reality the football ground is a 20-minute walk away.

The flats at Meridian One are also being advertised as being “ideal for those who need to commute” with “strong connectivity” into central London. Although work is due to begin next year on a rail infrastructure project that will increase capacity at Meridian Water Station, the current timetabled service offers between two and three trains per hour, with service gaps of up to 30 minutes during the day and up to 44 minutes in the evening, and a change at Tottenham Hale required for journeys into Liverpool Street.

Jai Gill, sales director at Vistry Ventures, which is the private sales arm of Vistry Partnerships, said: “We are delighted to launch Meridian One and be part of this exciting new chapter at Meridian Water. The new neighbourhood is perfect for those wanting the best of both worlds – it provides beautiful homes, public spaces, and a dynamic place to work which is surrounded by nature.

A CGI of how Meridian One is expected to look when complete (credit Vistry Ventures)
A CGI of how Meridian One is expected to look when complete (credit Vistry Ventures)

“We had a vision for Meridian One from the offset and wanted to create a truly mixed-use community where every aspect of life thrives. We’re looking forward to welcoming potential buyers into Meridian One and showcasing these fantastic homes.”

Aside from the first Meridian One site, progress on some of the other Meridian Water projects, including its infrastructure upgrades, are being delayed in a bid to control spiralling costs.

It was also revealed earlier this year that only 5,000 of Meridian Water’s planned 10,000 homes were set to be delivered by 2039.

To find out more about the homes now up for sale at Meridian One:
Call
020 4571 3639
Email [email protected]
Visit meridian-one.com


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