New homes and facilities in Kilburn
An exciting programme of work to build new homes, a community centre and health centre as well as shops, commercial facilities and improvements to open spaces, play areas and the public realm is underway in Kilburn.
Work is the currently progressing to demolish the Belsize Road multi-story car park, paving the way for the redevelopment of the Abbey area. Construction of the first phase of the project is scheduled to begin in the summer 2015.
The Abbey area redevelopment project is part of Camden’s Community Investment Programme (CIP), a 15-year plan to invest money in schools, homes and community facilities and involves the sale or redevelopment of properties that are out of date, expensive to maintain, or underused and difficult to access.
“It’s great to see this project off the ground. The reduction in government funding means that we have to be more innovative in how we make the best use of our buildings and land to improve community facilities. The council has a £403 million capital funding gap, the amount of money we need to maintain and refurbish buildings and land such as schools, council estates, community centres, parks and roads. We have also lost over £200 million of capital funding from the government.
“The Abbey development will provide much needed housing - 241 new, fit for purpose homes, with almost half of the space affordable housing. Residents will also benefit from a new community centre, health centre, shops and commercial facilities as well as improvements to the public open space.”