The Curtis House tower block at the Ladderswood estate in New Southgate, Enfield, has been demolished to make way for more than 500 new homes, 1,400sq m of commercial space, a community centre and a hotel.
It is one of the first of the 1970s tower blocks to come down to pave the way for the wider development, which began in March 2014 with the construction of 23 homes of mixed tenure – 17 of which are for private sale, and some of which are planned as affordable. These are due to be finished in summer 2019.
The project is a joint venture partnership between One Housing and building contractors Mulalley, known as New Ladderswood.
Councillor Ahmet Oykener, cabinet member for housing said: “This is the start of a huge regeneration in this part of Enfield providing well-designed homes in a pleasant environment and employment opportunities for local people.
“Throughout the process we have engaged with local people to ensure that Ladderswood meets their needs.
“As part of our commitment to offer jobs and training to our local community, New Ladderswood has also been working very closely with Enfield Council and an external training provider to ensure that young people have the opportunity to learn many aspects of the building industry.”
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