Interview with Keith Hurford, project director at Millbrook Park in Mill Hill East
WhatHouse.co.uk's editor, Keith Osborne, caught up recently with Keith Hurford, who is the project director at Inglis Consortium, which is responsible for developing a large area close to Mill Hill East in the London Borough of Barnet.
Named Millbrook Park, the development will take over ten years and provide over 2,100 new homes along with nearly 15 acres of parkland and public open spaces, a new primary school and a new health centre. The former military site will have a mix of apartments and family homes, with around 15% as affordable homes under a range of tenures.
The first new homes have already been released, with Linden Homes selling all its converted apartments at the Officers Mess during its launch weekend. The company will be providing three-, four- and five-bedroom new-build houses for sale later in the year.
Another of the early phases is being undertaken by Taylor Wimpey. It has already started construction on a number of three- and four-bedroom properties and will be officially launching its scheme soon.
Millbrook Park benefits from great transport links, with the M1 close by and regular tube services from Mill Hill East station on the Northern Line. The extensive shopping options available at Brent Cross are also a big plus, as is its proximity to open countryside and a wide array of sports facilities.
Hurford says: "We are delighted with the progress made in recent months. We have made major improvements to the road junctions at the Ridgeway, and Maurice Browne Avenue together with Engel Park and Bittacy Hill. We have also added a new junction on Frith Lane for the new East-West route which will run through the site to Bittacy Hill and form part of the new bus route."
Watch our in-depth interview below, where you can find out more about the development, the homes coming up for sale and the plans to transform the area over the next few years.