Agar Grove family fun day
Last week (30 July) residents of the Agar Grove estate came together for a family fun day which celebrated the start of the building works for the Agar Grove redevelopment project.
The fun day was held in partnership between Camden Council and the house builder Hill. Residents got to enjoy the day which included a BBQ, bouncy castle, DJ and fairground stalls.
The redevelopment project is the largest housing project within Camden’s Community Investment Programme (CIP), building 493 new or replacement homes which will be a mix of council homes for rent, shared ownership and private homes.
Hill will undertake the building of the first two phases of a six phase project. The first phase began in July and involves building 38 homes for rent to council tenants. The rest of the estate will be redeveloped in further phases.
It was also a double celebration on the day as the redevelopment project recently won a Housing Design Award, which promotes excellence in housing design.
“It’s great to see the community coming together with the Council and the contractor to support and celebrate the start of the redevelopment. This is a great project that will mean big improvements to the local area through better designed streets and open spaces. The new council homes will be much larger than the flats they replace and be built to very high standards of environmental sustainability to keep fuel bills low."
Aijun Xin, estate resident, said, “I’m looking forward to the new homes, it means more room for me and my children.”
Masuma Khamom Anee, estate resident said, “I’m very happy they are regenerating the area, it’s much needed. The fun day has been great fun for the kids and the community, bring everyone together.”
Eileen Kemp, estate resident said, “At first l wasn’t keen on the project but having been consulted on the plans l welcome the regeneration and the new homes as it will really improve the area.“