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HS2 replacement housing blocks named

The HS2 replacement housing blocks have been named following feedback from residents.

Camden Council is currently building replacement homes for all council tenants and leaseholders set to lose their homes due to High Speed 2 (HS2), the new railway from London to Birmingham. The Council received funding from HS2 Ltd for the replacement homes.

In May we invited Camden residents to select their preferred names from a shortlist developed by the replacement housing working group. Following this feedback, these are the names of the new blocks:

 New block name  Development site
Ravenglass Former Cape of Good Hope
Mardale Former One Stop Shop
Caudale Varndell Street Corner
Bowfell St Bede's Mews
Kirkfell  Robert Street
Lindale Newlands
Kentmere Dick Collins Hall
Roswick The Victory Pub 

The block names are inspired by fells in the Lake District, continuing the theme of existing housing blocks on the Regent’s Park Estate, which are named after lakes.

The names on the list have been verified by emergency services and Camden Council’s Street Naming and Numbering teams as acceptable for building addresses and names.

Construction has commenced on six of the replacement housing sites and should be completed by autumn 2017, ready for residents to move ahead of HS2 Ltd’s demolition works, expected at the start of 2018.

More information

Find out more about the development sites on our HS2 replacement housing webpages.