New homes for Gospel Oak

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New homes for Gospel Oak

Three of these are council homes and local families were able to move in just in time for their New Year’s celebrations. An additional two homes were sold to help fund the costs of the council homes and landscaping improvements across the estate, new planting and investment in the play area.

Mr Miah and Mrs Begum have been Camden residents since 1996 when they moved into a one bedroom flat with their first born child. At the time their flat was the right size, but as their family grew they found that they were soon sharing one bedroom with three children aged between 5 and 14.

“As our family grew so did our need for extra space” said Mr Miah, “now we have three bedrooms, a big living room and two bathrooms – the extra bathroom has made our morning routine so much easier.”

“The children love that they’ve got more space to play and our daughters are really happy to have their own room” added Mrs Begum, “we even have private space to ourselves that we didn’t before, it’s great.”

Mr Miah and Mrs Begum’s new home also includes a separate kitchen and a balcony, testament to high quality housing delivered through our Community Investment Programme. In addition, the family’s eldest children attend Parliament Hill School where the Council building improved classrooms and science and sports facilities as part of CIP investment into Camden schools.

The homes at Barrington and Lamble are the latest in our plans to build new homes and facilities for Gospel Oak and Haverstock. Nearby schemes include Cherry Court, which completed in 2015, Kiln Place where homes are currently under construction and upcoming projects such as the next phase of Bacton Low Rise and Maitland Park.

Reflecting on the rejuvenating effect of these Community Investment Programme funded improvements, Mr Miah said “I used to walk down Barrington Close when it was old store rooms and garages. I watched the new homes be built from scratch and I never thought there’d be anything like this here. I think it’s great that we’re getting new homes in the area, I hope people will take even more pride in Gospel Oak with every new home that’s built.”

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