To celebrate the beginning of five years of regeneration work, council officials, developers and residents met for lunch before visiting the site for one last look at the old homes that have stood on the Barham Park Estate for nearly 40 years.
New start for residents
Longstanding resident Judy Miller said:
"I've been here for 38 years and I am really happy - it is an emotional time for me as I see that something good is at last happening."
Built in the 1970's Barham Park has provided 214 homes for over 400 residents over the years.
Kate Davies, Chief Executive of Notting Hill Housing, said:
"The demolition of the existing blocks marks an exciting milestone and a gathering of momentum on the regeneration of Barham Park.
"Notting Hill is eager to make the transition for residents as smooth and as quick as possible and we look forward to helping them move into their new homes as their future landlord."
Councillor Ann John, Lead Member for Brent Council, added:
"This is a wonderful day. I am so happy that the council and our partners will be able to fulfil the promise of transforming this estate - which has been a priority for our residents."
The 335 properties (267 on the estate and 68 just outside on Harrow Road) range from one bedroom flats, to large family houses with gardens.
The estate is being redeveloped by Notting Hill Housing and Countryside Properties in partnership with Brent Council.
The Barham Park regeneration will benefit from over £18 million worth of grant funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
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