Estate scheme nears completion

By James Renoux-Wood - Tue 17 June 2014, 12:49 pm

A topping out ceremony has marked work approaching completion on Enfield's Highmead estate.

The development, by Countryside Properties and the Newlon Housing Trust, includes an eight-storey block of flats, 22 terraced houses, a health centre and 1000sq m of commer.

Edmonton MP Andy Love, who took part in the ceremony, said: “Highmead is a particularly unique development, combining as it does property for sale which will boost the local economy alongside houses with gardens for the large numbers of people locally who need affordable housing.”

Having been involved in the regeneration of the Highmead estate from the start it feels particularly good to have reached this symbolic topping out point.

“In less than a year from now there will be a whole range of affordable and family homes available to local people, as well as a health centre and retail units, providing a real boost to the area.”

The new houses will provide homes for families and the site will also provide space for a health centre for local people, more than 1,000 square metres of commercial and retail space to attract new jobs and investment into the neighbourhood and a purpose-built community centre for Enfield Council.