Haringey’s first new council houses to be built in at least 30 years now has new tenants.
Pamela Gordon was given the keys to her new home in Barnes Court, Clarence Road yesterday.
She said: “The house has been a godsend. It’s happened at the right time, not only because of the regeneration but also because of my medical condition.
“I’m hoping to go from strength to strength with this fresh start, and my children are very happy here also.”
The four Wood Green homes have all been occupied.
Residents were welcomed by Cllr Alan Strickland, who is responsible for council housing regeneration and planning and managing director of Homes for Haringey Andrew Billany.
Cllr Alan Strickland, said: “All of the Barnes Court residents previously lived in temporary accommodation, so it is fantastic to be able to welcome them to their new homes as part of our drive to deliver more affordable housing in Haringey.”
The council is developing 31 new homes on former garage and car park sites in seven locations, and plan to pass the day-to-day management of the properties to Homes for Haringey.
Construction works are expected to be completed by June 2017, when properties will be offered either as shared ownership or affordable rent homes.
Meanwhile, the first new council houses to be built in 30 years in Enfield are due to be unveiled tomorrow (Thursday).
Dujardin Mews has been named after legendary Olympian, Charlotte Djuardin, the Enfield-born triple Olympic equestrian gold medallist.
The 38 town houses, flats and maisonettes at the mews will be made available to tenants and leaseholders from the Alma Estate, which is being demolished and rebuilt.