London,
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July
2018
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Fun for all ages at Agar Grove

Starting the summer holidays on the perfect note, families from Agar Grove shared in food, fun and friendship, making the most of the sunshine as a community.

With World Cup fever still gripping the estate, residents took part in an inflatable penalty shootout, bringing the game home to Agar Grove – even if Russia 2018 wasn’t to be. Children also got the chance to get messy, painting murals and getting creative with crafts between BBQs and ice cream.

The fun day, organised in collaboration with contractors Hill, celebrates the completion of phase 1a of the Agar Grove Estate redevelopment.

Agar Grove is the largest project in Camden’s Community Investment Programme, delivering 216 council homes and 37 at affordable Camden Living Rents. At the event, residents were able to see pictures of the first completed homes, giving them an idea of what to expect when the next phases complete. The homes at Agar Grove have been built to the highest standards and are some of the most energy efficient homes in Camden’s portfolio.

Mrs Qorri has lived at Agar Grove since 2002 and recently moved into a new home. She said, “It’s perfect for me and perfect for my family. Never did we expect we’d ever be anywhere so good, it’s like a dream come true.”

Her son Isuf added, “Our new place is much better than where we were before. It’s so nice it makes leaving difficult in the morning, of course it’s great being able to look forward to coming home as well.”

Simon Trice, Managing Director at contractors Hill, said “We are delighted to see the first phase of affordable new homes complete at Agar Grove, which are all built to a high energy efficient standard.

“Camden Council are well known for their commitment to achieving the highest levels of sustainability and energy efficiency in their buildings so we are thrilled to have been able to work with them on this project and look forward to continuing to do so on the next phase of 57 homes."

As well as the homes on the estate, the Community Investment Programme will be funding communal gardens and play areas, each of which has been designed with the help of residents. In addition to photos of the new block, residents were able to find out about an upcoming consultation for a public art project on the estate. Starting in the autumn, we will be sharing options for artworks and asking residents to tell us which best reflects the character and feel of their community.

The Community Investment Programme is Camden’s plan to sell newly built homes and underused assets to deliver new council homes, schools and community facilities.

Find out more about projects taking place through the Community Investment Programme at cip.camden.gov.uk