First new council homes in decades

By Aileen Murphy - Fri 24 March 2017, 2:06 pm

Residents have begun moving into the first council houses to be built in Enfield for more than 30 years.

The Dujardin Mews scheme is named after Enfield-born triple Olympic gold medallist, Charlotte Dujardin, and is the first phase of the Ponders End regeneration programme.

The 38 townhouses, flats and maisonettes at Dujardin Mews will be made available to tenants and leaseholders from the Alma Estate, which is being demolished and rebuilt.

The first families moved in on 9 February.

Councillor Ahmet Oykener, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for housing and housing regeneration, said: “Developments such as Dujardin Mews and the Alma estate will increase our stock of social housing, help tackle the housing crisis locally and provide good quality housing for residents. 

“These regeneration schemes also bring jobs to the area, help rejuvenate some of the poorest parts of the borough and provide benefits that run far beyond simply providing new homes.

“We are proud of these Enfield schemes and we are committed to improving the quality of life for all of our residents now and in the future.”

Students from The College of Haringey, Enfield and North London assisted with the construction of Dujardin Mews.