London,
24
December
2017
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12:36
Europe/London

Local residents celebrate brand new homes for Christmas

Christmas has come early for residents moving into new homes at Maiden Lane, funded by Camden Council’s Community Investment Programme.

The brand new development is providing 273 new homes, including:

  • 74 much needed council homes for people from the existing estate and local residents from our council waiting list
  • 52 Camden Living rented homes, which are homes rented at a cost above social rent but below market value
  • 147 homes for private sale.

Brian Hayes, who has lived on the estate for 12 years is one of 24 tenants settling into new homes in time for Christmas. Brian said: “It’s amazing in comparison to what I had before going from a bedsit to a two bedroom home, my daughter has her own room and that is a God send.”

“I got the chance to look at a few flats before I moved in and I was absolutely gob-smacked. It’s really great what the Council has delivered, it’s a really good standard of work.”

A further four tenants are set to move in over the festive period, with housing officers working hard to carry out viewings with prospective tenants so local residents can move into new homes in the New Year.

The Community Investment Programme uses the receipts from homes sold to pay for new council and affordable homes. Overall, the Community Investment Programme will build over 3,000 homes, improve 48 schools and children’s centres and invest in much needed community facilities to equip Camden for the future.