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Housing renewal schemes

Seven small council-owned sites across the borough will provide 94 new homes. 47 will be affordable rent, 31 private sale, 14 shared equity and two wheelchair-adapted for shared ownership.

Enfield Council authorised the demolition of the blocks to provide quality affordable homes quickly and economically. We have secured a Greater London Authority grant to support the scheme.

The sites are in Parsonage Lane, Forty Hill, Lavender Hill, St George’s Road, Tudor Crescent, Jasper Close, and Holtwhites Hill. Kier is the council's development partner for the project.

For project information, or information in another language, email housingrenewal@enfield.gov.uk.

Parsonage Lane

Personage Lane properties

  • Four residential terraces 2.5 storeys high, with 3-storey bespoke units to provide 29 homes.
  • Three of the four terraces were completed in January 2017.
  • The remaining ten homes will be for private sale, with one being wheelchair-adapted.
  • There will also be off-street parking, a car club, associated landscaping and amenity space.
  • The scheme is scheduled to be completed by January 2019.
  • View the latest Parsonage Lane project newsletter (PDF).

St George’s Road

St George's Road properties

  • A 2.5 storey residential terrace with three x 4-bedroom family townhouses for affordable rent.
  • Off-street parking spaces, associated landscaping and amenity space.
  • Completed on 5 September 2016.

Tudor Crescent

Artist impression of Tudor Crescent properties

  • Tudor Crescent will consist of 15 new-build properties. Two residential buildings including a 2.5-storey terrace along Blossom Lane and a 3-storey residential building on Tudor Crescent for affordable rent.
  • There will be nine x 2-bedroom flats and six affordable rented family homes consisting of four x 3-bedroom houses and two x 4-bedroom houses.
  • There will also be off-street parking, associated landscaping and amenity space.

Holtwhites Hill

Artist impression of Holtwhites Hill properties

  • A mews development of eight new homes. Four for private sale and four for affordable rent.
  • Includes four x semi-detached 2-bedroom houses and a 3-storey residential building comprising of two x 3-bedroom maisonettes and two x 1-bedroom flats.
  • There will also be eight off-street parking spaces, associated landscaping and amenity space.
  • View the latest Holtwhites Hill project newsletter (PDF).

Forty Hill

Artist impression of Forty Hill properties

  • A three part residential terrace 2.5/3-storeys, with nine private sale homes.
  • There will be six x 4-bedroom houses, two x 3-bedroom houses and one x 3-bedroom maisonette.
  • There will also be off-street parking, associated landscaping and amenity space.

Jasper Close

Artist impression of Jasper Close properties

  • A residential development of 18 new homes within three residential buildings.
  • There will be eight affordable rent properties which are three x 2-bedroom flats, three x 3-bedroom flats and two x 4-bedroom flats, four of which are wheelchair-adapted.
  • Ten properties will be shared equity, three x 1-bedroom flats, six x 2-bedroom flats and one x 3-bedroom flat.
  • There will also be six off-street parking spaces, associated landscaping and amenity space.

Lavender Hill

Artist impression of Lavendar Hill properties

  • A detached corner residential building with twelve new build flats.
  • The twelve homes will have eight for private sale and four for shared equity. This will be made up of five x 1-bedroom flats, seven x 2-bedroom flats and two shared equity flats which are wheelchair accessible.
  • There will also be off-street parking, associated landscaping and amenity space.

Artist impression of Alma Estate properties

The Alma Estate scheme

The proposal is to demolish 746 properties and erect 993 new homes, shops, a gym, medical centre and community facilities. This will link the surrounding streets to the new development and improve the open green space. It will include homes for private sale, shared ownership and council rented homes for the remaining secure tenants. There will also be a provision for construction apprenticeships, job opportunities and a minimum requirement for local labour during the development.

Project update

A public inquiry into the compulsory purchase of property and land at the Alma Estate was held in July 2017. Two objectors appeared at the inquiry but did not provide evidence. After hearing evidence from the Council, the inquiry has been closed. The Alma Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) has now been fully approved by the Secretary of State. You can view the CPO documentation by visiting Alma Estate GVA.

For more information see:

Construction of phase one is well underway which will provide 228 new homes. This includes 97 council homes which are expected to be delivered in three lots:

  • 43 homes by April 2019
  • 26 homes by June 2019
  • 28 homes by February 2020

Countryside Properties has successfully secured planning consent to start works on phase 2A, 2Ai and 2Aii, including Falcon Road Spur. This will deliver 340 homes and the works as detailed below:

  • Phase 2Aii - The site includes existing Welcome Point and Youth Centre and is expected to be delivered in two sub-phases. The first sub-phase will see the demolition of Welcome Point (anticipated spring 2018) and construction of the new youth centre in its place. The second sub-phase will see the demolition of the existing youth centre and construction of the new block containing a new community centre, community office space, 66 residential units for private sale by Countryside Properties and affordable home ownership by Newlon Housing. During the works we aim to maintain continuity of the community facilities.
  • Phase 2Ai – The site includes the vacant pub site next to the railway track and Silver Birch Court block. The new development will deliver a new medical centre, new energy centre for the entire estate and 82 units for private sale. The works are expected to start this year.
  • Phase 2A – The site includes existing Cormorant and Merlin towers and works are expected to start after existing residents have moved to the new homes being built in phase one. Handovers in phase one are anticipated from the start of next year and will be delivered in phases through to March 2020. This site will deliver 192 homes for Enfield Council, Newlon Housing and private sale by Countryside Properties and will also provide the new retail shop space to replace the existing retail space on South Street. The existing retail space is currently under phase 2B which is not part of the recent planning application and will be dealt with separately.
The new homes will be connected to the Ponders End heat network, with low carbon heating and hot water supplied by our energy company Energetik.

Re-housing residents

Existing secure council tenants on the estate will be able to move into a new build home in the new development or can bid on the Choice Based Lettings System to find a new council home in the borough. The housing office is at the base of Curlew House and is open from Wednesday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Monday and Tuesday evenings and weekend meetings can be made by appointment. Council officers in Housing Development and Renewal are available to assist Alma Estate residents with any queries.

Demolition notices and other useful information:

Alma information update: 

Ponders End update:

For more updates, you can visit our Curlew House office which is open Wednesday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

The demolition marks the start of the £315 million-plus regeneration of this 1960s estate. The redevelopment of the Alma Estate will boost the profile of Ponders End, one of our priority areas for investment. This is our largest housing estate renewal scheme and together with other projects in the area will help wider regeneration of Ponders End.

Artist impression of Dujardin Mews

The Dujardin Mews scheme

Dujardin Mews is a development of 38 homes for local people in Ponders End. The scheme was built for the Council by Durkan Ltd and completed on 6 February 2017. The street is named after Enfield double gold medallist, Charlotte Dujardin and is the first Council developed and managed scheme in the borough since the 1980s.

Designed to a very high standard it is a modern interpretation of a traditional London residential street. It includes a mixture of spacious town houses, flats and maisonettes built to Lifetime Homes and higher than GLA minimum floor areas. Nineteen of the homes are for affordable rent and nineteen for shared equity sale and they have been made available for tenants and leaseholders from the Alma Estate, which is being demolished and regenerated.

The homes meet either Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 or 5 with either rooftop courtyard terraces or traditional gardens. Other features include sustainable drainage, green roofs, excellent daylighting, efficient ventilation, solar PV panels and high insulation standards to save on running costs and reduce their environmental impact. Furthermore, some of the homes have been specially adapted for wheelchair users.

Dujardin Mews has been awarded a RIBA London Award 2017, RIBA National Award 2017 and RIBA London Client of the Year Award 2017 (sponsored by Tobermore). To find out more visit RIBA Architecture.

Artist impression of Ladderswood/Montmerency Park properties

The redevelopment of the Ladderswood Way estate and adjoining New Southgate industrial estate, will now be known as Montmorency Park. Ladderswood Way estate in New Southgate was built in the 1970s and had 161 homes. It's one of the first projects to be delivered out of the New Southgate Masterplan and will provide great benefits to the area.

In February 2014, planning permission was granted for the project, designed by Pollard Thomas Edwards architects. It will create 517 new homes, new commercial space, a community centre and an 80-bedroom hotel, bringing employment and training opportunities for Enfield.

The New Ladderswood Limited Liability Partnership, a joint project between One Housing Group, Sherrygreen Homes and building contractors Mulalley, were chosen to create the new site.

Homes will range from one bedroom flats to four bedroom houses, and will be both private and affordable. The scheme will meet Code Level Four for Sustainable Homes. The new homes will be connected to the Arnos Grove heat network, with low carbon heating and hot water supplied by our energy company Energetik.

Progress

Ladderswood/Montmerency Park property

Phase one

Phase one of six completed and handed over in October 2017 delivering 23 affordable homes and 17 private sale homes, which are all occupied. The fit out of the development's basement energy centre is also complete. Our energy company Energetik have had their first customers due to the completion of phase one.

Phase two

This phase started on site in May 2016 and has been progressing well. All utility diversion works, as well as bulk excavations to form the basement car park, are complete.

The superstructure for the building in this phase is complete and is now progressing the internal fit out.

Completion is anticipated for May 2019 which will see delivery of:

  • an 85 bed Premier Inn hotel
  • 21 affordable homes
  • 114 private sale homes
  • 6 commercial units

Phase three

This phase also started on site in May 2016 and is progressing well. It is programmed to complete in March 2020 and will consist of:

  • 46 shared ownership homes
  • 28 private sale homes

Useful documents and links

Lousada Lodge
Avenue Road
Avenue Garden

New Avenue is in Southgate, N14, in the Cockfosters Ward of Enfield. The area includes Beardow Grove, Coverack Close, Oakwood Lodge, Shepcot House, Hood Avenue open space and the garage site to the rear of Lousada Lodge.

The New Avenue Estate regeneration programme will see the existing blocks (with 171 homes, including 130 council homes, 41 leasehold properties and a pre-school nursery) demolished and redeveloped along with the Hood Avenue open space and the garage site to the rear of Lousda Lodge.

The 400+ new homes, multi-purpose nursery/community centre, community amenity space and parking, will help create a vibrant environment for the estate and wider community.

Vacant possession of the existing blocks for phase one was completed in January 2018 and Greater London Authority planning approval was received on 16 April 2018.

Construction enabling works, hoarding and site accommodation set up for phase one of the project are all complete.

Demolition of the vacant Beardow Grove, Oakwood Lodge and the garages behind Lousada Lodge is complete.

The project involves three separate phases. Construction is well underway of the first new blocks by Avenue Road and in the former Hood Avenue open space for phase one, comprising 118 new homes due for phase completion in early 2020.

To see the fully developed masterplan and design proposals for regenerating the New Avenue Estate, view the exhibition boards (PDF) from our September 2015 drop-in event.

View the information boards for phases two and three (PDF) from our resident consultation held on 5 February 2018. 

For more information, see:

The new homes will be connected to the Oakwood heat network, with low carbon heating and hot water supplied by our energy company Energetik.

People living in Enfield will have the first opportunity to purchase the new homes, and tenants will keep their secure tenancies if they choose to remain on the estate. Locals will also be prioritised with jobs and training opportunities.

Next steps

  • We will continue to work carefully with tenants and leaseholders to obtain vacant possession of buildings as necessary for phases two and three during 2019/20, to assist with moving into their new homes and to consult with them to ensure their views are heard
  • The whole project is scheduled for completion in early 2025

Useful information

Ordnance Road properties

We got planning permission to develop 15 new homes on the former Kettering Hall and pub site at 65-69 Ordnance Road.

Following a competitive process, Neilcott Construction Limited were chosen to construct the new homes and associated works.

The development is complete and provides 15 new council homes (two fully wheelchair adapted) for affordable rent, consisting of:

  • eleven x 3-bedroom, 3-storey houses
  • four x 1-bedroom detached bungalows

The properties are located on a new mews between Rotherfield Road and Beaconsfield Road and include 16 off-street parking spaces for residents.

The new homes are built to Greater London Authority (GLA) standards, which includes high energy efficiency.

This scheme has won a London LABC Building Excellence Awards 2018 'Highly Commended' for Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development. For more information visit LABC.

The scheme has also been shortlisted in the Brick Awards 2018 in the Small Housing Development category, where L and R Brickwork, Bromley, was the brickwork contractor working with us. For more information visit Brick Development Association.

Silver Point

Silver Point, now known as Prowse Court and Lord Graham Mews, is the first housing estate renewal scheme in Enfield to be completed. Formerly known as Highmead estate, it is in Fore Street, Upper Edmonton, N18.

The scheme was developed by Countryside Properties and completed in July 2015, when it was officially opened by Cllr Oykener. The development provides 118 new residential properties, with 22 houses (two with wheelchair access) for affordable rent, 25 flats for intermediate rent and 71 flats for private sale. The affordable homes are owned and managed by Newlon Housing Trust. All the residential units have now been sold or let.

In addition to the homes, a GP health centre on Fore Street, a community building on Alpha Road, and four shops have been developed.

Artist impression

Planning permission was granted for the development of twelve new build homes for private sale across five disused garage sites owned by Enfield Council. Following a competitive process, Neilcott Construction Limited were chosen to construct the new homes and associated works.

There are 13 new homes all sold privately and built to Greater London Authority (GLA) standards, including high energy efficiency.

All three sites are located approximately 0.16 miles from Gordon Hill Station and less than one mile from Enfield Town shopping centre and train line.

Construction of the new homes was completed in August 2018.

All homes have now been sold subject to contract.

Padstow, Perrymead and Hedge Hill July 2018 Newsletter (PDF)

Padstow Road

Padstow Road

Six x 2-storey single family dwellings
(two x 2-bedroom semi-detached, three x 2-bedroom terraced and one x 2-bedroom detached houses)

Perrymead

Perrymead

Four x 2/3-storey single family dwellings
(one x 2-bedroom and three x 3-bedroom houses)

Hedge Hill

Hedge Hill

Three x 1-storey bungalows
(one x 1-bedroom and two x 2-bedroom)

To find affordable home ownership properties, visit London.GOV.UK.

As part of our Housing Development and Estate Renewal Improvement Programme we are looking at opportunities on the Joyce Avenue and Snells Park Estates. We have appointed HTA Design LLP to study the two estates and develop scheme proposals with the full involvement of the estates’ residents and stakeholders.

For information on upcoming engagement events, project updates and contact details visit Joyce and Snells or view our latest update (PDF).