New homes planned for Cat Hill campus

First published in News Enfield Independent: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

AN Enfield university campus is set to be turned into houses and apartments after being sold to a property developer.

Middlesex University's Cat Hill campus, in Chase Side, has been sold to the L&Q housing association as part of the university's plans to centralise its courses in Hendon.

Plans are currently in development, but the Enfield Independent understands the firm plans to build a mixture of houses and apartments and will present the plans to residents in May, before applying for planning permission.

The campus currently hosts art and design courses and boasts dedicated facilities such as digital editing suites and a photographic studio.

However, the campus will close in September and students will move to a new £80 million building on the university's Hendon campus.

In a statement, L&Q said: “This is a great opportunity for a flagship residential development in a wonderful location.

“We look forward to showing the proposals to local residents in May and to hearing their views.”

The housing association manages more than 66,000 homes across London and the south-east, and is a non-profit organisation.

Vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Michael Driscoll, said: “Development of our Hendon campus is moving at a fast rate and construction of this new art, design and media building is the most significant move in our long-term plan to consolidate teaching and research at Hendon.

“Consolidating onto one campus in Hendon means students from all sorts of different disciplines can meet, exchange ideas and work together in a way that they haven’t been able to before”.

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