The future of housing in Camden: Drawings by Gospel Oak primary school pupils go on display
Drawings by Camden school children that illustrate their visions of the future of housing in the borough are being displayed in Gospel Oak.
Local primary school pupils from Fleet School, St Dominic’s and Gospel Oak primary schools entered their drawings into the competition to have them displayed on hoardings at the Bacton Low Rise site.
Nine drawings from each of the schools are on display on Wellesley Road and around the construction site where new council homes will be built by Camden’s Community Investment Programme.
One winning drawing was chosen from each school with each of the winners each receiving a £250 book voucher donation for their school from First Response Facilities Management.
1st prize went to Maya and Otti from Gospel Oak School, 2nd prize to Lizzie from Fleet Primary School, and Summer-Mae from St Dominic’s Primary School received 3rd prize.
The drawings are on display at the Bacton Low Rise phase two redevelopment where Camden will be building new council homes as well as homes for sale, two commercial properties, and making improvements to the public realm.
The award-winning first phase of the Bacton redevelopment, Cherry Court, was completed in 2015 and delivered 46 new council homes for residents
It has been a joy to see the bright visions our local school children have for the future of housing in Camden. Their drawings are full of imagination and invention and will be proudly displayed in their community where we are building much needed new council homes for our residents that – like their drawings – will be fit for the future.
At Bacton low rise the homes that we are building will provide families with the space they need to grow and to learn, they will be more energy-efficient and help households to reduce their bills and their emissions, and we are using forward-thinking designs, construction materials and techniques to create homes that are built to last.
I would like to thank Maya, Otti, Lizzie, Summer, and all of the pupils from the schools. Their inspiration and role in this project, alongside that of the wider community’s, will continue to help shape these new homes and the investment we are bringing to Gospel Oak.
Camden’s Community Investment Programme has built 991 new homes and provided new council homes to over 1,000 residents, including 453 children, many of whom previously lived in overcrowded homes.
The programme has also delivered some of the most energy efficient homes in the UK – helping residents cut their fuel bills and carbon emissions – and has built three new school buildings, two community centres and refurbished two homeless hostels.