Diggers, a pile-driver and a host of building equipment and materials are now on site at Enfield Council’s Ladderswood Estate for the first phase of work to regenerate this gateway 3.2 hectare site in New Southgate.
New Ladderswood LLP, a joint venture between developer Mulalley and housing association One Housing Group, is creating over 500 new homes on the site, which currently has a mix of ageing council homes and light industrial units. All building will be complete by 2018.
Work is getting underway on phase one which will deliver 40 new homes - 23 affordable and 17 for private sale.
Cllr Ahmet Oykener, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “Ladderswood is part of the Council’s programme to replace old and outdated accommodation across the borough. Flats will be both generous in size and energy efficient using the latest sustainable heating systems.
“We have consulted residents and businesses and have arrived at ambitious plans to regenerate the estate completely with homes; commercial space; a new hotel and a community centre.
“Building on this scale is a gradual process which will be accomplished in five phases so that we can manage the operation of relocating residents while their old flats are demolished and new buildings appear.
“The regeneration will not only provide quality housing but new local jobs. New Ladderswood LLP will be creating employment and training opportunities through construction apprenticeships as well as providing skills support and training programmes for residents and local people.”
This first phase of works started on 17 March on the former ‘Sir John Lawrence’ public house site.
Mulalley Director, Eamon O’Malley said: “This is an ambitious and exciting project that will breathe new life into this important part of Enfield and create high quality and much needed new homes to support the local and wider community.”
Mick Sweeney, Group Chief Executive at One Housing, added: “We’re pleased to be partnering with Mulalley again to create this new community. The regeneration of Ladderswood will not only build new homes for the current residents but will also create a sustainable, mixed tenure development with new jobs being created during the construction and long after it’s built, there will be employment at the hotel and new businesses which will use the commercial space.”