James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development, paid a visit to the Dover Court regeneration scheme in Islington on Friday 21st December, where Lovell is working with The London Borough of Islington to transform an ageing estate into a mixed-tenure neighbourhood of 70 new social rent and private sale homes.
The Deputy Mayor was joined by Emily Thornberry, the local Member of Parliament and a Shadow Secretary of State, Andrew Bosi, a resident of the area and previously an Islington Councillor, and Alistair Gale, Deputy New Homes Development Manager. The group was also joined by the ward councillors, Councillor John Woolf, Councillor Nick Wayne and Councillor Clare Jeapes as well as Lovell London Managing Director Stuart Gibbons and Site Manager Mark Doyle. During the visit, they received an update on the regeneration work, explored the new homes and met a new resident of the social-rented homes.
Work has now completed on Phase 1 of the exciting rejuvenation at Dover Court and is well underway on Phase 2. Lovell London has been responsible for demolition of original buildings, followed by the construction of a new, purpose-built development for residents aged over 55 as well as 19 new homes for sale. Eight of the homes are wheelchair accessible, and the homes are all tenure blind. Work will also include improvements to public open space, pathways, play areas and community facilities.
Deputy Mayor James Murray said: “It was good to visit the estate to see how work has progressed here, and to hear directly from residents about the improvements that have already been made, as well as some of the challenges of infill development. I am especially pleased that 58 of the 70 homes will be council homes thanks to investment from the Mayor’s ‘Building Council Homes for Londoners’ programme. This is an example of partnership working delivering the homes that Londoners so desperately need and was great to see.”
Find out more about the Dover Court Regeneration over on the website.