The Leader of Enfield Council has officially welcomed families into 21 homes for affordable rent in Ponders End’s Electric Quarter.
Several families have already enjoyed seeing in the New Year in their new homes, part of an innovative five-acre development sitting at the heart of the regeneration of the area.
The Council is working with Lovell Partnerships Ltd, who completed and handed over the social rented units to the registered provider – North London Muslim Housing Association - in December 2018.
Enfield Council’s Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan who greeted some of the tenants at an official event on Monday (28 January), said: “Ponders End is a key regeneration priority area and The Electric Quarter is just one of several exciting projects underway. The Council’s aim is to accelerate the provision of affordable housing in the borough and to create economically vibrant, welcoming and safe town and district centres that will stand the test of time. I would like to welcome all the new families to The Electric Quarter and I wish them well.”
The first phase of the development has seen the construction of 40 town houses for private sale alongside the 21 affordable rental homes. Atop the apartments sits a communal play area. All the homes are highly energy efficient with heat and hot water provided by Energetik, the Council's wholly owned energy company.
The second phase of the development, which has already begun, will deliver 106 new homes for sale and for rent, a nursery, a new library and commercial units, which will all contribute to the thriving neighbourhood.
Lovell’s Construction Director, Chris Wallace, said: “We have thoroughly enjoyed being part of The Electric Quarter’s journey. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with Enfield Council and other partners to complete this exciting scheme and the high-quality, contemporary homes it provides to a wide variety of people.”