Located in the London Borough of Barnet, and less than five-minutes’ walk from Cricklewood Station with its fast and frequent Thameslink service into the heart of the City, this development by Fairview New Homes will provide 122 apartments set within high-quality landscaped grounds. Commercial activity proposed at ground level onto Cricklewood Lane will provide an active street frontage. The site to be redeveloped comprises an unsightly, disjointed mix of dilapidated and vacant buildings of between two and four storeys. Activities on the site include a car wash and an Islamic Centre, which will be located prior to construction. The site is organised as two buildings. The larger is a C-shaped building, predominantly six-storeys in height, rising to eight-storeys in the north corner. The southwest facing communal garden at podium level sits above an undercroft car park serving the development. A smaller, three-storey building is located to the east, stepping down with the slope of the site provides a domestic-scale, ‘mews-like’ street. The project received planning consent at committee on 23 May 2016 (subject to conditions) and will provide a mix of one, two and three bedroom flats, with around 20% of the units provided being classified as ‘affordable’.