Marking a milestone: 1,500 new homes now complete! - CIP

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Marking a milestone: 1,500 new homes now complete!

And more from our latest annual report

Our Community Investment Programme Annual Report for 2023 confirms that we’ve now built over 1,500 new homes through CIP.

This means that of the 4,850 new homes that we set out to deliver as part CIP, we have now built almost a third of our goal – marking an important milestone in our journey to reducing housing waiting lists, tackling the housing crisis, and meeting the needs of our community.

In the face of inflationary cost pressures, rising interest rates, and a slowdown in the construction sector, we are accelerating our ambitious programme of housebuilding and community investment across Camden with more than 485 homes currently under construction and an additional 1,014 approved for development.

Councillor Danny Beales, Cabinet Member for New Homes, Jobs and Community Investment, said: 

“This is a massive achievement – providing new homes and expanding our housing stock despite Government cuts to funding and uncertainty in the economic outlook. 

Not only has our Community Investment Programme shown to be successful in building new homes, but it has also allowed us to put residents at the heart of developing new housing, giving them a say in what we should make a priority for new homes in Camden."

Looking back over the past year

In 2023 alone, we entered into contract and started on site on 376 new homes, including 194 genuinely affordable homes for Camden residents and 89 new temporary homes for families in need.

Other highlights this year include:

  • Rehousing refugee families within the borough who had been living in temporary bridging hotels. As part of this we bought back private sale homes to provide affordable homes for 36 Afghan refugee households at our development in Highgate.
  • We built 51 social rent homes within the Maitland Park estate that have helped to lift families out of overcrowding. We were joined by local MP Sir Keir Starmer and residents to celebrate the opening in December.
  • We were shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize and Neave Brown Award for our Central Somers Town and Agar Grove developments – which received recognition for their impact in improving community facilities and highly energy-efficient designs.
  • We furthered our community engagement efforts, from organising the Camley Street Festival to involve local people in the redevelopment, to igniting the creativity of young people on the West Kentish Town estate by setting up masterplanning workshops with the local primary school.

To find out more about the latest progress made within the Community Investment Programme and the variety of projects currently underway, take a look at our 2023 CIP Annual Report.