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Old blocks make way for new housing

Published Monday, 15 October 2012

Six former housing blocks are being demolished!


Six former sheltered housing blocks are being demolished to make way for family housing. Demolition partners, Clifford Devlin, started in September at Jasper Close in Enfield Wash and Tudor Crescent in Enfield Chase.

The remaining sites are at Forty Hill, Lavender Hill at the junction with Blossom Lane, St George’s Road and Parsonage Lane.

Cllr Ahmet Oykener, cabinet member for housing, said, “These blocks were built as small sheltered bedsits in the 1950s /60s. They had shared washing facilities and although acceptable at the time, they are outdated and have not been occupied for many years.

“Enfield is well provided with sheltered accommodation, but there is a pressing need for family housing. The blocks are not suitable for refurbishment since their original construction was based on single person living.

“We intend to have all six sites cleared ready for redevelopment by spring 2013 with plans for 80 new private and council family homes.”

The council plans for all new housing to conform to London Housing Design Guide standards and to reflect the built character of the surrounding area.

A redevelopment partner will be required to work on site from September 2013, with the first new build properties being complete from summer 2014.

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