CBRE Borough Guide 2017: Enfield
Despite being one of London’s industrial and logistics hubs, Enfield lies within London’s Greenbelt; a third of the borough is designated as greenbelt land. It also incorporates the high-growth economic opportunity area known as the London-Stansted-Cambridge Corridor. This is something the borough is looking to take advantage of with major projects including the large-scale regeneration at Meridian Water. The £6bn transformation will create 10,000 homes and 6,700 jobs.
Alongside new public open spaces, shops and community facilities, the development will also include a new railway station which will open in 2019 and connect the area directly to Stratford and Liverpool Street. Neighbouring Meridian Water is Edmonton, which is also set to receive £30 million of direct investment to revitalise the area and deliver 3,000 homes. Other key regeneration areas in the borough include Ponders End in the east, and New Southgate & Ladderswood in the south.
Good to know:
- Although not bordering the Thames, Enfield includes the longest length of river corridor in London, known as the New River Loop, which covers more than 27 miles.
- The borough’s Chickenshed theatre has a membership of around 800 people and is home to the largest youth theatre in Europe.
- The borough offers the second largest expanse of parks and open spaces in London, covering more than 900 hectares.
- Enfield is home to three campuses of Middlesex University, one of the most popular UK universities for international students.