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Gold standard estate to resonate with Rio Olympics

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08 March 2016

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Enfield Council's housing chief has visited an estate named after a double gold medalist from Enfield to check its progress.

The completion of preliminary work on a housing project named after a double gold medallist from Enfield will coincide with the start of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro it has emerged.
 
The 38 homes in Dujardin Mews, the first part of the Alma Estate regeneration programme is expected to be completed in the summer with homes made available for tenants and leaseholders from the Alma Estate, which is being demolished and rebuilt.
 
The mews are named after equestrian double gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin, who was born in Enfield and won two gold medals in the Dressage event of the London 2012 Olympic games.
 
Visiting the site, Cllr Ahmet Oykener, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and Housing Regeneration, said: “These properties are the first that Enfield Council has built in more than 30 years and we believe the homes in Dujardin Mews will be a fitting tribute to one of Enfield’s golden girls – Charlotte Dujardin, who inspired the borough with her performances in the Dressage event during the 2012 Olympics.
 
“I’m delighted that the Alma Estate regeneration is forging ahead. The new look estate will play a vital role in transforming Ponders End and act as a stimulus for the wider regeneration of the area."