Meridian Water ‘meanwhile use’ survey

A survey is being conducted by students from UCL studying for an MSc in Urban Economic Development, working on a project with Meridian Water to gather views and feedback on “meanwhile activities”. These are activities of a short duration on a site before more permanent use is found, in this case at Meridian Water before housing is built. Examples of “meanwhile use” include pop-up shops, festivals, exhibitions, gardening, workshops, creative offices, music events and exhibitions, often lasting between 2 weeks to 5 years. Meanwhile use can also progress to long term developments.

The £6bn transformation of Meridian Water is one of the Capital’s biggest regeneration schemes and is set to deliver 10,000 new homes and 6,000 jobs over the next 25 years in Enfield, north London. The project is entering a new phase with the new train station opened in 2019 and the first homes due for completion in 2022. New workspaces, high streets and parks are also planned.

The site for Meridian Water has many assets being located alongside the River Lea, the marshes and surrounding nature. As a previously undeveloped site, there has not been any residential displacement, creating a fresh slate for incoming communities. The new train station, Meridian Water, provides quick and convenient access to Liverpool Street Station and the site has easy access to the North Circular for road travel. For more information have a look here:

The data collected on this form is in line with the Code of Conduct for research and will only be used for the stated purposes of the research question. By completing this survey, you are consenting to participate in this study.

We would like to gather as many views to help us with our research. Your response will be kept anonymous and will be used to inform our research alone. We appreciate you taking the time to complete our survey.

Please note: You must be 18 or older to participate in this study.

Go to the survey by following this link. Closing date for the survey is Thursday 25th February 2021.

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