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Work begins on Barnet leisure park redevelopment

Plans for 1,500 homes and a new leisure centre in Finchley are set to be submitted this autumn, developer Regal London has confirmed.

The long-awaited redevelopment of Great North Leisure Park (GNLP) is also set to include 2,000 square metres of commercial floorspace.

The cinema and bowling alley currently sited within GNLP will be moved about a mile away to North Finchley town centre.

The new leisure centre would replace Finchley Lido Leisure Centre, after it was deemed not fit-for-purpose by Barnet Council in 2022.

Regal has now confirmed that following a further public consultation, anticipated to take place in summer, a submission of a full planning application will follow in the autumn.

The news comes after Regal submitted an application for a two-storey commercial and office space building near to the leisure park’s entrance.

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Finchley Lido Leisure Centre (credit Barnet Council)

The proposed site currently contains landscaping and advertising signage and is located at the junction of High Road and Leisure Way. The development, referred to as the ‘Pavillion’, will comprise of a restaurant and office space.

The restaurant will facilitate some of the “wider relocation” of eating places set to move once work on the broader GNLP development takes place.

Regal met with planning officers in February for a consultation on the Pavilion and the development’s land usage were said to be deemed “generally acceptable”.

More information on the scheme can be found via Barnet Council’s planning portal, using reference number 24/1609/FUL.