Barnet, North West London
Southern Green and The Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy (SLC) were appointed by Barnet Council to prepare a masterplan for West Hendon Playing Fields. The masterplan proposes to transform the existing site and create a wide range of recreational facilities within a coordinated green infrastructure strategy. The proposals respond to the characteristics of the site and conserve its important habitats, including the Barnet Reservoir SSSI, existing native woodland and remnant hedgerows.
A wide range of new planting is proposed to expand and enhance existing habitats. Water Sensitive Urban Design Systems (WSUDS) form a key element of the masterplan as the site is in the Environment Agency flood risk zone 2 and 3. The masterplan also includes a new community sports hub, 3G sports pitches, play areas, adventure golf, high ropes course, sensory garden and orchard.