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Developers submit plans to redevelop Northway House in Whetstone
Plans to transform a 1960s office block into homes and shops have been revealed.
Redrow Homes wants to provide 191 new homes in Northway House, High Road, and refurbish 618 square metres of office space currently used by several businesses in the area.
The plans will involve new cladding and landscaping for the 13-storey building as well as retail and community space on the first floor.
The first floor is currently occupied by a coffee shop called Coffee and Tease and a nursery.
Philip Chadda, land director of Redrow Homes, said: “We’re pleased that there is now a planning application in and we’re working with Barnet Borough Council to stop the decline of Northway House and put the site to good use.
“This is an important building on the High Road and having it mostly empty is a wasted opportunity to meet local housing needs and dramatically improve its design quality.
“The local community were very supportive at our consultation events last year and we are speaking with the existing tenants as well, some of whom may well choose to move into the modern new office space we will be providing as part of the plans.”
When Redrow exhibited its plans last December current tenants shared their concerns they will have to move out of Northway House while the building work takes place.
People can have their say on the plans by taking part in a consultation via the council’s website.
The consultation will end on Thursday, March 21 and the authority’s planning committee aim to make a decision on the proposal by Monday, May 13.
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