Queen’s Crescent set for boost after Council secures funding
Over £1 million is set to be spent on boosting the Queen’s Crescent area, after Camden Council successfully secured funding from the Mayor of London’s ‘Good Growth Fund’.
Over 200 bids were submitted, with Camden Council one of only 27 bids to secure funding for projects that put local communities at the heart of regeneration. The council has been awarded £1.1 million to deliver ‘A range of high street improvement works that will help better serve the Gospel Oak community - through locally co-designed public realm improvements and support for the market.’
Consultation carried out in 2015 identified Queen’s Crescent as a top regeneration priority for the area, with community and business feedback about the types of changes that should be made including better signage and wayfinding, shop front improvements, more greenery and new public spaces. Subsequently the council submitted a bid to the Mayor of London and is now delighted to have secured funding to bring some of those improvements to life. Over the coming months, the Council will work with residents and businesses to identify and prioritise the physical measures to be made to the street.
“Building on Queen’s Crescent’s existing strengths and further improving the area for the benefit of residents and businesses is a priority for Camden Council and is why we made the bid for funding from the Mayor of London.
“It’s really fantastic news for the area that we’ve managed to secure over £1 million and can now make improvements that the community want to see.
“Whilst we are still at an early stage, with much discussion to come and detail to be developed, I’m confident that Queen’s Crescent is set for a significant boost thanks to this project.”
Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Jules Pipe, said:
“The Mayor and I are determined to use the Good Growth Fund to challenge preconceptions about how regeneration takes place. This project is a great example of how we can work with local communities on projects in a way that will help ensure the benefits are felt by all.”
The funding must be spent by the end of March 2021.