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Broomfield House Restoration Project Launched

Published Friday, 05 November 2010

Enfield Council announced this week that is has appointed a major firm of project managers and architects to begin the design work that may finally see Broomfield House in Palmers Green restored. Faithful & Gould, based in Euston, have begun work on the project immediately.

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The £500k funding for the design work has been received from the Greater London Authority, with a promise to provide the remaining funding of £5.47m next year for the building works.
 
Cllr Doug Taylor, The Leader of Enfield Council said, "This is an opportunity to finally resolve the problem of Broomfield House. I hope that a consensus can be created for the future restoration of the building.
 
"The architects will be working with local groups over the next few months to take on board ideas and suggestions as to how the scheme might look, how it can enhance the neighbourhood, and how it can be a welcome source of new homes for older people within the Palmers Green community.
 
"We will shortly begin to consult with local stakeholders and residents, and I hope people will take the opportunity to make a positive contribution to this important scheme."
 
The proposal will involve the restoration of Broomfield House, its fine hall interior and the addition of a public cafe and meeting room. 
 
The other areas of the House, the stable block and kitchen garden area are proposed to be converted to homes for older people in line with the GLA grant, and it is intended to offer these where possible to local people.

An exhibition of designs and other consultations will be run in 2011. 
 
English Heritage has already voiced its support for the outline proposals, with planning and listed building consent applications expected to be made in Spring 2011.
 
To find out more go online at: http://www.enfield.gov.uk/info/511/planning-conservation_areas/1219/broomfield_house_restoration_project

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