Jon Sheaff and Associates have been appointed by the London Borough of Barnet to design and implement the regeneration of Silkstream Park and Montrose Playing Fields in Burnt Oak. This £5 million project is the first greenspace initiative to be delivered by the Colindale Regeneration programme. JSA will be working with architects Tonkin Lui who will be developing new uses for park buildings and intergrating a new ‘Youth Zone’ complex into the scheme. Long term collaberators Counter Culture will be looking at ways in which the future management of the spaces can be embedded in local community and business organisations.
Jon Sheaff commented ‘this is a fantastic opportunity to take forward the ideas we developed for the new Open Spaces Strategy for Barnet. The parks have great potential to deliver a whole range of educational, health and environmental benefits for this part of London. We’re really excited to be working with the Council and local residents to implement these important projects’.