The completion of a project to transform the gardens and car park of the Ponders End United Reform Church has been marked by a celebration attended by church representatives, Enfield Council and Lovell’s site team, who carried out the works.
The church is sited opposite Lovell’s new development, The Electric Quarter, and Lovell was happy to support its neighbour and the community. The extensive works included resurfacing and extending the car park, paving the entrance and memorial garden, adding a new entrance wall and steps, replacing the railings and gates, and landscaping the area with new turfing and trees. New planters have been filled with plants provided by Enfield Bloom.
Revd Dr Andrew Prasad, Thames North Synod Moderator, cut a symbolic ribbon to the gates together with the church’s new minister, Revd Melanie Smith. He said: “We are thrilled with our new garden and car park – they are unrecognisable from what was here before! Lovell showed great care and support and, due to their efforts, all our services and special events continued unhindered throughout the works. The church was once stuck down a cul-de-sac hidden by trees and a car park and now, thanks to Cliff Cowley and his team at Lovell, we are part of a thriving new estate and a church in a modern society.”
The first phase of The Electric Quarter, which comprises a mix of three and four-bedroom houses, is almost complete. When finished in 2019, this lively new neighbourhood will offer new community facilities including shops, a library and nursery.