Mount Anvil and Camden Council Partner to Deliver Social Housing in Gospel Oak

Mount Anvil has been selected as the development partner for the second phase of the Bacton Lowe Rise estate regeneration in Gospel Oak, aiming to deliver 294 new homes. The partnership will engage with local residents to develop design proposals, addressing London's affordable housing shortage.

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Mount Anvil and Camden Council Partner to Deliver Social Housing in Gospel Oak

Mount Anvil and Camden Council Partner to Deliver Social Housing in Gospel Oak

The London Borough of Camden has selected Mount Anvil as its development partner for the second phase of the Bacton Lowe Rise estate regeneration in Gospel Oak. The partnership aims to deliver at least 61 social rent homes and a total of 294 new residences, including affordable and private housing, on the former Bacton Estate site.

Mount Anvil and Camden Council will begin engaging with Gospel Oak residents and former Bacton residents in the summer of 2023 to develop new design proposals for the project. The first phase of the development was secured by Rydon in 2013.

Why this matters: This partnership addresses the pressing need for affordable housing in London, a city struggling with a severe housing crisis. The success of this project could serve as a model for other local authorities and developers to follow, ultimately helping to alleviate the city'shousing shortage.

Danny Beales, Cabinet Member for New Homes, Jobs, and Community Investment, expressed the council's commitment to building more social homes in Camden, stating, "We are committed to building more social homes in Camden, and the Mount Anvil proposals will enable us to do this... At a time when only 6 per cent of Camden's funding for building and refurbishing homes comes from central government, we need to look for innovative ways to continue building desperately needed housing in our communities." Darragh Hurley, Chief Executive Officer of Mount Anvil, highlighted the importance of public-private partnerships in addressing London's housing crisis, saying, "We're delighted that Camden Council have placed their trust in us to deliver much needed quality affordable housing for the Gospel Oak community. We believe public-private partnerships that care about the long-term outcomes for local communities are key to addressing the housing crisis in London."

Camden Council has already delivered over 1,500 homes in the borough, including 628 social rent homes, 153 specialist accommodation homes, 195 temporary accommodation homes, and 131 intermediate rent homes. The Bacton phase 2 development was designed by architect Karakusevic Carson, with MEP engineering provided by Hoare Lea.

The partnership between Mount Anvil and Camden Council demonstrates a collaborative effort to address the pressing need for affordable and social housing in London. With a commitment to delivering quality homes and engaging with the local community, the Bacton Lowe Rise estate regeneration project aims to make a positive impact on the lives of Gospel Oak residents.

Key Takeaways

  • Mount Anvil selected as development partner for Bacton Lowe Rise estate regeneration.
  • Project aims to deliver 294 new homes, including 61 social rent homes, in Gospel Oak.
  • Partnership addresses London's housing crisis, providing a model for other authorities.
  • Camden Council has delivered over 1,500 homes in the borough, including 628 social rent homes.
  • Public-private partnerships key to addressing London's housing crisis, says Mount Anvil CEO.