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FCBS joins Bennetts at Met Police training ground

A team including Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) has landed the project to build 1,650 homes on the site of the Metropolitan Police’s famous Peel Centre at Hendon

The Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) announced yesterday that housebuilder Redrow had been selected to regenerate the huge north London site using plans drawn up by the Stirling Prize-winning studio.

As well as the significant housing element, FCBS’ vision for the 22ha police college site includes cycle routes, shops, a primary school and a nursery.

A planning application is expected to be submitted in the first half of 2014 following a public consultation and if successful FCBS will work alongside Bennetts Associates which earlier this year inked a deal to design a replacement for the Peel Centre.

The Peel Centre was opened in 1934 and was intil its recent closure the training ground and home to all Met rookies. Work on the new centre will start early next year.

The schemes are the first major projects to be procured through the new London Development Panel, set up to fast-track public land disposal to boost construction and housing.

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