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Agar Grove estate reaches high point

Construction of 125 homes reaches new milestone

Cllr Danny Beales and Cllr Sagal Abdi-Wali joined Hill Group at Agar Grove's topping out

The Agar Grove estate regeneration has reached a new milestone. 

We recently completed the highest point of the new buildings in the latest phase of constructing 125 new homes.

Councillor Danny Beales and Councillor Sagal Abdi-Wali joined our contractor Hill for a topping out ceremony to mark this achievement that will see new homes on the estate for local residents. 

This phase of the development will include: 35 Camden Living Rent homes for key workers; five council homes for residents; and homes for sale to pay for the new affordable homes and community facilities, including a retail unit for local shops, and public landscaping improvements. 

Councillor Danny Beales led the topping out ceremony by adding the last small element to the top of the concrete wall to mark this project milestone.

Councillor Danny Beales, Cabinet Member for Cabinet Member for New Homes, Jobs and Community Investment, said: “In Camden we are proud to be building the first new Council homes in a generation, including at Agar Grove where the innovative and award-winning homes we have built are helping to address some of the most significant challenges that we are facing in Camden. 

"We have built larger homes that will prevent overcrowding and provide our families with space to grow, and some of the most energy efficient homes in the UK, which are helping residents out of fuel poverty and cutting carbon emissions at a time when bills are rising and action against climate change is urgently needed.

“This is a significant milestone for Agar Grove and for the local residents who we have worked in partnership with to create a new shared vision of their local area and to deliver the improved homes that they desperately need.

"From a 1960s estate that was in poor condition, with cramped flats and a disconnect from the surrounding streets, residents at Agar Grove can now feel connected to their community in homes that are a third larger on an estate that benefits from communal green spaces, areas for children to play, and new retail units.”

Andy Hill, Chief Executive at The Hill Group comments: “We are delighted to reach this key point in the construction of Agar Grove and turn the plans for this innovative new development into a reality. We have been working with Camden Council since the first phase of the development and we look forward to continuing this successful partnership. The Hill Group is committed to helping its partners go further in terms of achieving homes that are sustainable and low energy, to suit the needs not only of today’s residents but those long into the future.”

Agar Grove is the largest Passivhaus development in the UK, delivering homes that are energy efficient to help residents save money on their fuel bills. The project is an award-winning development and is part of our Community Investment Programme, which is investing over £1 billion in building schools, homes, and community facilities across the borough for residents.

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The two earlier phases of Agar Grove, completed in 2018 and 2021 respectively, delivered 72 new council homes, homes for sale and two new public squares.

The redevelopment has already received many awards including, most recently, from Camden Design Awards 2022, RICS Awards 2022, New London Architecture Awards 2021, and the Passivhaus Trust Awards 2021.