Description of Agar Grove
Agar Grove is a housing redevelopment in Camden, London NW1.
The redevelopment will include 507 homes - a mix of council homes for rent and affordable Camden Living Rents.
Camden Living looks to help those who earn too much to qualify for a council home but struggle to afford to rent privately in Camden, offering lower rents and more secure tenancies. There will also be homes for sale, which will pay for the development.
What types of homes will there be and how many?
There will be council homes for rent, and homes for sale on outright or shared-ownership basis. The new homes will be a mix of 1-bed, 2-bed, 3-bed and 4-bed homes. Some of the 3-bed and 4-bed homes will be maisonettes, which are homes over two floors with their own internal stairs. There will be maisonettes on the ground / 1st floor with a garden, and others above them on the 2nd / 3rd floor with a balcony. There are no houses.
All the low-rise buildings on the estate (apart from the two L&Q housing association blocks and the Agar Children’s Centre) are being demolished and replaced with enough new council homes for all existing tenants, as well as additional units.
The new council homes will be larger than the flats they replace and are being built to high standards of environmental sustainability, to keep fuel bills low.
Landscape architecture by Grant Associates.
Phases of the Development
The first block is the first phase of a six phase development and includes 38 social rented homes which completed in April 2018.
Phase 1 April 2016 - A (replacing Broadstone)
Phase 2 - F, H, G, cafe (replacing Manston, Sherborne, Sturminster, shop & cafe )
Phase 3 - J ,K, L, shop (replacing Ashmore, Nettlecombe)
Phase 4 - B, I (replacing Frampton, Abbotsbury)
Phase 5 - C, D, E
Phase 6 - Refurbish Lulworth