The London Borough of Barnet has awarded JSA the contract to develop a new masterplan for the Copthall Estate.
The masterplan project will consider the relationship between Copthall and a number of adjoining greenspace sites across Hendon with a focus on improving access to greenspace across the study area for pedestrians and cyclists. A detailed assessment will be made of the potential for developing new public transport connections for Copthall to service the important sports and recreational facilities that the site offers.
A key objective of the project will be to develop a complementary range of public open space services across all of the sites in the study area including new facilities for formal sports, for play and for passive recreation and community activity. The potential to create bio-diversity corridors across the study area will also be considered.
The Copthall masterplan will in time inform Barnet Council’s future investment in greenspace, informed by the Parks and Open Spaces Strategy developed for the council by Jon Sheaff and associates in 2016. The masterplan report will consider new approaches to funding and governance across the study area as an expression of the council’s aspiration to look at new ways of providing greenspace services.
JSA will be joined in developing the masterplan by Erect Architecture, transport consultants WYG, The Ecology Consultancy and Shared Assets.