Camden Council’s statutory consultation is open, you can view the Planning Application for the O2 Masterplan Site and submit any comments via the planning portal by using reference 2022/0528/P.
We’ll post all of our latest news as well as dates for future webinars and consultation events here – so check back in soon!
Planning application for the O2 Masterplan Site has now been validated
The planning application for the O2 Masterplan Site has now been validated by the London Borough of Camden.
As a reminder, the application has been submitted in part detail, part outline. It comprises detailed information on building design and architecture for the first phase, and an outline application for the remainder of the Site demonstrating how future development could be brought forward. Full details of the planning application and associated documents we’ve submitted can be viewed on the Council’s planning portal by searching the reference: 2022/0528/P.
Whilst Camden Council are carrying out their own statutory consultation, we will be hosting two pop up events in the Consultation Hub at the O2 Centre on Wednesday 2 March, 4.00 – 8.00PM and Sunday 6 March, 11.00AM – 3.00PM.
This will be a chance for local residents to understand how the proposals have evolved since the last round of feedback. We have also prepared a summary of the comprehensive masterplan proposals, what they will deliver, and some further information on the planning application and what happens next which will be uploaded here (link to submitted proposals page).
Planning application submitted for the O2 Masterplan Site
We are pleased to announce that following four phases of consultation with local residents, businesses and community groups, we have now submitted a planning application to the London Borough of Camden for the O2 Masterplan Site. The application is with the Council for validation, and we will update the website once information is publicly available on the Council’s planning portal.
The proposals would see the Site – which includes the existing O2 Shopping Centre on Finchley Road, and surrounding land – transformed into a new green, comprehensive landscape-led masterplan which connects Finchley Road and West End Lane.
The submitted application is part detail, part outline. Overall, the scheme will deliver:
- Around 1,800 new homes with 35% affordable homes
- A long tree-lined park connecting West Hampstead and Finchley Road
- Over 50% of the 14-acre car free site dedicated to public and green spaces, which will be open and accessible to all.
- Up to 180,000sqft of commercial, workspace and community uses across the masterplan including a new town square with restaurants, leisure spaces and shops
- Space for popular local amenities including a supermarket, gym and cinema
- A new community centre and multi-disciplinary health centre
- A large new green and a new community garden
About the application
The application comprises detailed information on building design and architecture for the first phase (3 buildings) and an outline application for the remainder of the Site demonstrating how future development could be brought forward. The first phase would deliver 608 new homes including 188 affordable homes, retail space, a community centre and central square with community garden.
The planning submission follows four phases of consultation with local residents, businesses and community groups and an ongoing targeted youth engagement programme spanning over four months. We’ve received 2,600 comments from over four different surveys during this time, and have held 32 workshops, meetings and events with local people. We’ve also partnered with youth engagement specialists 2-3 Degrees to run a series of workshops aimed at collecting feedback on the evolving masterplan, particularly the new landscaped spaces, and the co-creation of future spaces and uses of the site.
The next step is for the Council to validate our application at which point all of the detailed documents will be available to view on the planning portal.
Throughout October and November, we consulted on the latest masterplan and vision for the O2 Centre site.
This included a significant update to the consultation website, with new information and images showing how the masterplan has progressed and how we’ve responded to the feedback received during the summer.
We also launched a new digital survey and organised a series of in-person drop-in events at our Consultation Hub, a public webinar, Q&A sessions and presentations to local stakeholders and community groups.
We are really grateful for all the feedback and insightful comments. Over the course of a month, we had 579 people respond to our survey, 236 people attend three consultation drop-in events and 60 people attend our public webinar.
We have now published a summary of this feedback on our website which you can view here.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at O2centreconsultation@landsec.com.
We are holding a series of public consultation events both virtually and within the O2 Shopping Centre where you can drop in to see the latest proposals, meet the team and ask questions.
Thursday 14 October, 11am-3pm
Saturday 16 October, 11am-3pm
Tuesday 19 October, 4pm-8pm
O2 Centre Consultation Hub, O2 Centre, 255 Finchley Road, London, NW3 6LU
Wednesday 20 October, 6pm-8pm
Click here if you would like to register to attend. Once registered, you will receive an email with joining details.
During the last community consultation in May and June, we saw over 330 people respond to the public survey and nearly 500 attend a webinar or online event. Thank you again to everyone who took part, we have spent these past few months considering all of your important feedback and refining the masterplan seeking to strike just the right balance to create a place that works brilliantly for local people and addresses the needs of the area. We now want to share the latest proposals with you and hear your views once again ahead of a planning application submission at the end of the year.
This latest round of consultation provides a lot more more detail on the designs, including the look and feel of the new buildings and public spaces. We have also been working on responding to all of your thoughts and suggestions,and have now made a number of further commitments – including safeguarding station access improvements, making space for a new gym and cinema at the new town square, and providing a community garden at the centre of the site. You can see all the ways you have helped shape the latest masterplan here.
As part of this phase of consultation, we will be holding a series of public consultation events within the new O2 Centre Consultation Hub in the O2 Shopping Centre, as well as another virtual public webinar, where you can see the latest proposals, meet the team and ask any questions. We will be updating this page with details of the events, and how to attend soon, so please do check back regularly.
We look forward to engaging with you again and welcome your feedback through the latest online public survey.
Thank you again to all those who took part in our most recent consultation on the latest designs for the O2 Centre site.
We are really grateful for all the feedback and insightful comments. We had over 330 people respond to our survey, 820 downloads of our materials and 15,000 views of our website.
We also had over 100 people register for our webinars in June, and nearly 400 register to attend our presentation to Camden Council’s Development Management Forum at the end of July.
We have now published a summary of this recent feedback on our website. You can download a copy of this here. We have also updated the FAQs on our website covering the most common themes and questions raised.
Our next round of consultation is planned for September which we will publicise extensively again but do also keep checking this page for updates and any future events.
In the meantime, as always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Development Management Forum
Thank you to everyone who attended Camden Council’s Development Management Forum on 27th July. We understand almost 400 people registered to attend and it was really helpful to hear everyone’s thoughtful questions and comments about the proposals. We were really grateful for another opportunity to present our latest masterplan to the local community.
If you missed the session but are still interested in finding out more information, you can watch a recording of the meeting on the Council’s website here.
We will continue to update this page with all the latest news and updates about the proposals, including future events, so please do continue to check back regularly.
In the meantime, if you have any further questions or wish to speak to a member of the team, you can find all of our contact details here.
The O2 Centre Project Team
Development Management Forum
We’re pleased to confirm that a new date has been set for Camden council’s postponed Development Management Forum. We will now be presenting our proposals virtually on Tuesday 27 July from 7pm.
Local residents can register to attend the event and ask questions here. Alternatively, if you’re not a local resident, or just want to attend, you can watch it live on the day on the council’s watch page here.
Thanks very much again to everyone who participated in our public webinars on Thursday 10th and Monday 14th June.
We had over 90 people sign up across both days and we are really grateful for all the insightful feedback and engaged questions we received. We managed to get through over 100 of these covering a broad range of different topics and themes, and we hope everyone who attended found the events helpful.
It really is important to us that we continue to listen to your views so that we can create a place that delivers something for everyone – whether that’s a new home, a new green space, a shop, a café, a workspace, a health centre, or just somewhere to spend time and meet friends.
It is a delicate balance to achieve all of this and one we want to get right. We’ll continue to work on the masterplan over the next few months and in the meantime we’ll be publishing a summary of everything we’ve heard as part of this consultation in August.
If you missed both events but are still interested in finding out more, you can download a pdf copy of our presentation here.