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Edmonton's new housing opens at the Angel

Published Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Unveiling a plaque, Cllr Ahmet Oykener, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing & Housing Regeneration, opened Edmonton’s newest housing development on Friday 17 July.

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Built on the site of the former Highmead Estate in Fore Street at the Angel, Edmonton, the development, now called Prowse Court and Lord Graham Mews includes 118 new homes provided by Countryside and Newlon Housing Trust.

Named after Lord Graham of Edmonton and former Edmonton Councillor, Kathy Prowse, this project is an attractive focal point for the Angel area bringing a real boost to the neighbourhood and promoting wider investment and regeneration.

Kathy Prowse served the borough for 24 years and although she died a few years ago her husband and family were thrilled to see their family name on the plaque.

Facing onto Fore Street the imposing Prowse Court provides a mix of private and affordable housing.
To the rear are new affordable family terraced houses and a purpose-built health centre, a community centre and new commercial spaces for local businesses.

Speaking at the event, Cllr Ahmet Oykener said: “This is a superbly designed development which will be a catalyst for the regeneration of this part of Edmonton.

“The partnership between Countryside Properties, Newlon Housing Trust and Enfield Council has been a positive approach to build more homes and important local amenities in this neighbourhood.”

Cillr Oykener also met one of the first families to move into one of the affordable homes designed for wheelchair users. They were delighted to show him the special adaptations included in the house.

Richard Cherry, Chief Executive (Partnerships) Countryside said: “Countryside has thoroughly enjoyed working with our partners Enfield Council, Newlon and the community in creating a beautiful new landmark development, which brings much needed affordable housing to the area as well as a new GP surgery, retail and community centre.
“We wish all the new residents, retail occupants and users of the community centre a very big welcome.”

Sarah Ebanja, Chair of Newlon Housing Trust, said: “I am really excited that through working in partnership with Enfield Council and Countryside, we have been able to deliver such an attractive new development with so many additional community facilities. I am confident that it will be a great place to live and contribute hugely to the ongoing regeneration of the area.”

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