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Countryside Properties announced as Highmead developer

Published Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Enfield Council announced this week that Countryside Properties, working with Newlon Housing Trust, has been selected as developer for the 0.6 hectare Highmead development site in Angel, Edmonton, North London. The selection of the developer follows the granting of planning permission earlier this year for a design by architect HawkinsBrown. There will be 120 new homes, of which 38 per cent will be affordable, together with 1,092 sqm of commercial space and a 140 sqm community building. Newlon Housing Trust will be developing and managing the affordable housing.

Highmead

The old buildings on the site, which include an 11-storey 1960s tower block and a parade of shops, are programmed for demolition in early 2012 and the regeneration will create a high quality ‘beacon’ development that is expected to act as a catalyst for change helping to attract people to buy into the area and support the local economy.
 
Thomas Stevenson, Land Director – Regeneration at Countryside Properties, said:  “We will be working closely with Enfield Council to deliver this outstanding scheme.  Regeneration is long overdue here and will be a force for good in the area.  Work will begin on site in 2012 and we expect that the first new homes will be available in 2014.”
 
Cllr Del Goddard, Cabinet Member for Regeneration said "We are delighted to welcome Countryside Properties as the developer for the Highmead site. Working closely with the company I look forward to seeing Edmonton regenerated, fit for the future and a space local businesses will want to move to.
 
"Over time the new Highmead development has the potential to become a landmark building in the area, and positioned by one of the gateways into the borough, it will send out a positive message to visitors."
 
Cllr Ahmet Oykener, Cabinet Member for Housing said "Highmead will bring much needed affordable housing to Enfield, and in a place where it is very easy to commute to London, which is vital for those seeking work. I am pleased to see a company like Countryside Properties on board with this project."

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