Enfield has become the first borough in London to construct 25 new Council homes on top of an existing block of flats.
The £13 million development by Enfield Council and Mullalley and Co saw a new storey added to three existing blocks in Lytchet Way, Enfield, to provide extra one and two bedroom units, all of which are available for Enfield residents in housing need.
Enfield Council Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said: “This is a brilliant initiative which has enabled us to use right to buy receipts to build new homes at a substantially lower cost than building a new block or buying homes on the open market. It demonstrates an innovative, cost effective and sensible way of providing badly needed new homes.
”I sincerely hope that we will be able to deliver many more similar projects across Enfield in the coming years as part of wider efforts to increase the supply of social housing.”
As well as the new homes the project saw the blocks they were sited on refurbished with new doors, windows and entry phone systems, as well as environmental improvements including rainwater gardens and upgraded play grounds.