Hundreds of jobs could be created in one of the most deprived parts of the borough thanks to an industrial estate redevelopment.

A £94 million revamp of the Montagu Industrial Estate in Edmonton Green will provide modern, energy-efficient buildings for a range of businesses.

A council report says the scheme is expected to create around 630 more jobs, boosting an area that suffers from high deprivation. It is also aimed at cutting crime and improving the public realm.

The report adds the 27-acre estate is “occupied by largely poor industrial buildings” – some dating back to the 1950s – and suffers from congestion.

It states there has been “significant anti-social behaviour and illegal and unauthorised activity” on the estate, which has had an impact on surrounding residential areas.

The redevelopment project was originally approved by Enfield’s cabinet in 2016.

Since then, planning permission has been granted for phase one of the development, which will provide eight warehouse units with associated offices. Work is due to begin in spring.

Enfield Council will partner with Henry Boot Developments in a 50-50 joint venture to redevelop the site.

The scheme is expected to boost the council’s income from renting out land on the estate to £4.4 million per year in the medium to long term – up from the current yearly figure of £1.2 million.

Partnering with a firm that already has expertise in developing industrial states is designed to cut costs.

On Tuesday (January 28), cabinet members gave the green light to the joint venture, along with a business plan and masterplan for the site.