Project with Barnet and Southgate College launches as art and design students visit new development, The Rushgroves, in Hendon
Leading property developer L&Q has officially launched its design project in partnership with Barnet and Southgate College by welcoming students to its new development, The Rushgroves, in Hendon. The project will see students produce a range of designs for display on the boundary hoardings at The Rushgroves site as part of L&Q’s #HelloHendon campaign, which launched last month and aims to foster local pride in the area.
Thirty six art and design students visited the construction site on 2nd February to gain inspiration and to kick off the project, which will provide them with valuable commercial experience and put their creative skills to use.
Focused on the message of “Why Hendon is a special and positive place to live right now and has an exciting future ”, students will work in groups to create designs that respond to three key themes representing Hendon – community, environment and the future.
As part of the project launch, the architects for the development from Cullinan Studio also visited the students at the College’s Wood Street Campus to talk them through the architecture and design process.
The Rushgroves’ site design acknowledges the local area’s history and ecology, and is based on the nearby Silk Stream. The pathway through the development meanders in a way that replicates the route of a stream and the apartment building façades are designed to enjoy the appearance of looking like water rushes.
The students’ designs will be unveiled on the hoardings in April 2018 at The Rushgroves along Rookery Way, where the first one and two bedroom apartments were launched for outright sale last month. As part of the campaign, local residents are also invited to connect with L&Q on social media using the hashtag #HelloHendon, and share what it is that they love about Hendon.
Marc Mckenna, Social Value Business Lead at the L&Q Foundation said:
“We are delighted to launch our design project with Barnet and Southgate College and to welcome the students to the site. L&Q is committed to making a positive contribution to the local community and offering opportunities to be involved in this exciting development. I look forward to seeing their final designs!”
David Byrne, Principal of Barnet and Southgate College said:
“Work experience is integral to the majority of courses at Barnet and Southgate College, our art and design students are really excited to be involved in this project with L&Q and to be given the opportunity to put their skills into practice for the whole community to see.”
The Rushgroves will comprise of 387 contemporary homes when complete. The development will also include studios, three bedroom apartments and duplexes as well as four bedroom triplexes.