An historic plaque has been unveiled by the Deputy Lieutenant of Barnet, Martin Russell at Linden Homes’ Millbrook Park in Mill Hill to commemorate the fact that the beautifully refurbished Edwardian heart of this development was previously a distinguished Officers’ Mess.
The building, part of the renowned Inglis Barracks, was home for many years to the officers of the Middlesex Regiment. Latterly it provided a base for the Army Postal Service and the British forces Post Office.
The building, the exterior of which has been carefully preserved, now has a new lease of life and today contains a series of beautiful one and two bedroom Linden Homes’ apartments - all of which have now been sold.
During the unveiling ceremony the Deputy Lieutenant praised the building’s preservation and told the guests some of its history:
“This substantial building is a proud testament to the loyal military heritage of this place: A fine building with a completely new residential purpose following its renovation.
And its original purpose, as a former Mess and home to generations of officers of the Middlesex Regiment, the Royal Engineers Postal and Courier Service, the British Forces Post Office, the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) and the Women’s’ Royal Army Corps, will be apparent to subsequent generations through reading this plaque.”
Linden Homes’ managing director, Darren Maddox said: “We were delighted that so many could join us to witness the unveiling of the commemorative plaque, particularly The Mayor, Cllr Melvin Cohen, the Deputy Lieutenant and Councillor John Hart, who has been instrumental in making the occasion possible. Thank you also to the Council for supporting our efforts to deliver such a well-received, sustainable community.
“This plaque pays tribute to the strong heritage associated with this site and the Inglis Barracks. We have taken considerable efforts to ensure that the regeneration of the site and the refurbishment of the Officer’s Mess be delivered in a tasteful fashion.
“At Linden Homes, we are always keen to invest back into the communities we build. At this site alone, we have created 63 jobs and had 2 apprentices working on site, demonstrating that we when build, we look to build local homes by local people.”
Although the apartments within the old Officers’ Mess are now sold, there will be more opportunities to buy properties at Millbrook Park: Three, four and five bedroom Linden homes will be available later this year.
For more details on the homes at Millbrook Park, please call 0844 488 3192.
For further information, contact Emma Cox or Claire McCowan at Remarkable Public Relations on 01962 893 893 or Emma.Cox@remarkablegroup.co.uk
20 August 2013
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