Specialist designers have been appointed to help deliver the £1.5billion Meridian Water development in Edmonton.

CH2M Hill has been commissioned to prepare a detailed feasibility study and business case for phase one of the Meridian Water plans and subsequent improvements to the proposed Causeway, which will run through the development.

Meridian Water will provide 5,000 homes and 3,000 jobs in the borough.

Councillor Del Goddard, cabinet member for business and regeneration, said: “Meridian Water is a fantastic opportunity for us to regenerate a key site in this borough and the development of the Causeway is one of the most crucial aspects of this development.

“It will help create linked communities and bring the different aspects of the site together in an effective and attractive way, and help make sure all parts of the development are equally accessible.”

Enfield Council recently secured £74million to improve rail links to the development, which will deliver a four-train-an-hour service at Angel Road Station, soon to be renamed Meridian Water Station.

The first section to be remodelled will be Glover Drive, between Tesco and IKEA.

John McNicholas, regional business group manager of Urban Programmes, Europe, at CH2M HILL, said: “CH2M HILL’s Urban Environment Group was set up in 2011 with the purpose of helping clients to revitalise their neighbourhoods through the creation of interconnected, liveable, vibrant communities. This is the kind of neighbourhood that we look forward to creating for Enfield.”