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Ponders End

Ponders End has been identified as a regeneration priority area and a number of projects are now underway to regenerate the area as a result of the adoption of the Ponders End Central Planning Brief in 2011.

Key dates for your diary:

  • As part of the Ponders End High Street regeneration programme, Ponders End library closed between October 2018 and May 2019. A temporary library is now open at Swan Annexe, 219-221 High Street, EN3 4DX. For more information see library announcements.
  • Construction of the final phase of the Electric Quarter Regeneration Scheme is now underway
  • The Durjardin Mews development in Ponders End has won two prestigious awards at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awards. For more information see housing renewal schemes.

View the latest Ponders End update - Summer 2019 (PDF).

Previous versions of the Ponders End improvement newsletter:

Electric Quarter

Ponders End has a rich industrial of innovation and technology. The Electric Quarter acknowledges and celebrates this and is an integral part of regeneration plans.

The Electric Quarter is a two-hectare (five acre) development on Ponders End High Street that will see the construction of 167 new homes and over 1,000 square metres of commercial and community space in two phases. The first phase will deliver 61 homes (comprising of 40 private sale town houses and 21 affordable rent homes). The second phase will deliver 106 homes, a nursery, a communal rooftop play area, a library and commercial units.

We are working in partnership with Lovell Partnerships Ltd to deliver the Electric Quarter.

If you have any queries regarding sales, email sales.london@lovell.co.uk.

The Qube

Going into its second year, The Qube is going from strength to strength. Over the last 12 months there have been meetings, parties and community activities for local people. Exercise classes run four evenings a week with more on the way. This great facility is loved by the local community who find it affordable, convenient and a joy to use.

The Ponders End Community Development Trust (PECDT) is working with other organisations and businesses to ensure that the community offer continues.

In the coming months, there will be events for everyone.

For more information, email roomhirepecdt@btconnect.com or call us on 020 8443 3858.

Ponders End High Street improvements

We have been making improvements to Ponders End High Street.

For more information view frequently asked questions about the new junction (PDF).

What is now known as the Ponders End Partnership (PEP) started in 2001, when an interested group of local people gathered to articulate a vision of how Ponders End could improve. We built on this work by gathering a wider range of community stakeholders to think about their visions for Ponders End. The stakeholders include, local schools, the police, CONEL, housing associations and the business retail association.

As many of the projects are about to begin construction, the PEP is on the verge of another stage in its evolution and Ponders End regeneration. Development now includes the design for the regeneration of the High Street. The PEP will now work with the Ponders End Ward Forum to enable a wider cross section of our public to become involved with this new and exciting stage in the transformation of Ponders End.

For more information, see our get involved in your area page.

Alma Estate planning and resident update workshops, run by architects Pollard Thomas Edwards and consultation specialists Snapdragon, were held in September on behalf of the Council and Countryside Properties. For more information about the workshops, contact Snapdragon’s Josh Wooliscroft or Liz Carey on 020 3176 4161.

See our Alma Estate Development page for more information and updates.