Alma Estate regeneration begins

By Aileen Murphy - Fri 24 March 2017, 4:32 pm

The first phase of the 240 million regeneration of the Alma Estate has begun.

Pollard Thomas Edwards, working for Countryside Properties and Newlon Housing Trust, will build 993 homes at Enfield’s largest housing estate renewal scheme in Ponders End. 

Of the units, 594 will be for private renting, 199 intermediate and 200 for social renting. Plans also include an energy centre, gym, cafe, retail, medical centre, offices, community and youth centres. 

The first phase, which began in December 2016 with soft strip demolition, includes 228 mixed units of private, shared ownership and social rented properties. It will feature a landmark 16-storey building, the gym and cafe, along with significant improvements to Ponders End Station square urban design. Full demolition is scheduled to start in May.

Plans for phase two are expected to be submitted late summer 2017.

Planning permission was granted in 2015 to demolish the existing 717 homes.

Residents are being moved in phases, with some of them relocated to the first council house built in 30 years at Dujardin Mews

The scheme will be phased over the next 10 years and is due for completion in 2026.