At Maitland Park, we are currently building 119 new homes and before the names of these blocks were finalised by the council, we held a consultation with Maitland Park residents regarding the naming process.
In October 2021, we wrote to the residents at Maitland Park and asked them to share their views on a shortlist of eight inspiring individuals from Camden. We asked residents to tell us which people inspired them most and why, and who they’d like to see remembered most in the naming of blocks in Camden.
Feedback from residents informed the members of the cross-party Members Working Group for Commemorations & Memorials who chose the final names of the three new residential blocks.
The three final names selected were Mary Prince, Noor Inayat Khan and Antony Grey. Each of these people have ties to Camden and have made a significant contribution to society.
By naming the buildings at Maitland Park after these three inspiring people and commemorating the history of under-represented groups, we can increase diversity in our public spaces and help our friends, neighbours and communities to feel included and connected to our borough.
You can read more about the three chosen people and their stories here: camden.gov.uk/maitland-park
Councillor Abdul Hai, Cabinet Member for Young People, Equalities and Cohesion, said: “It’s with great pride that we unveil Mary Prince, Antony Grey and Noor Inayat Khan as the names for our new housing blocks in Maitland Park – three remarkable, inspirational individuals who showed immense courage in their lives and left lasting legacies for us all.
“They represent the diversity and showed the will for justice we cherish in Camden – they were all determined to bring about a better future. We hope residents enjoy living in these brand-new blocks and being part of the modern-day Camden community.”