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Police station demolition starts

Published Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Work has started to demolish the former police station in Ponders End to prepare the way for the ambitious £270 million redevelopment of Ponders End.

The redevelopment will provide affordable home, jobs and community facilities over the next decade.

The demolition itself will pave the way to the development of the Electric Quarter in the High Street itself and help create a mix of new homes, relocate the library to a more prominent location and transform the High Street to boost business and support the wider regeneration of Ponders End which runs from the High Street, through Ponders End Park, down South Street and includes the Alma Estate, which is scheduled to be demolished and rebuilt, and the Oasis Hadley Academy.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Business and Regeneration, Cllr Del Goddard, said: “Enfield Council is working with its partners to attract investment to the borough so we can improve Enfield’s most deprived areas, reduce unemployment, boost the borough’s economy and promote local businesses to the widest possible audiences.

“We want to improve our town centres so they continue to be vibrant, successful additions to the borough and provide the jobs, services and products our residents need. Enfield Council is absolutely committed to building a strong economy and investing in our town centres is the right way to make the borough  and its businesses more affluent and successful in the years to come.

The Mayor’s Outer London Fund programme is supporting development of the Electric Quarter, alongside a range of High Street improvements to the North East of Enfield, which includes a series of gateway public realm improvements, extension and refurbishment of the Enfield Business Centre, and the development of a North East Enfield Town Team.

The Town Team is business led, supported by the Council and aims to shape the life of the local community, stimulate business development, create memorable experiences for the people of Ponders End, Enfield Highway and Enfield Wash.

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