Bridge removal makes way for new homes in Camden

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By poppy_smith | Thursday, January 03, 2013, 07:31

While others were enjoying their Christmas turkey, in Kilburn a major operation was underway to remove a disused footbridge above the railway lines within the 48 hours that the West Coast mainline was out of action

The bridge was removed to allow the demolition of a car park which will kick start regeneration in the Abbey Road area.

The multi-million pound transformation of the Abbey Road area, which is part of the Camden Council's Community Investment Programme, will see the creation of between 250-300 new homes, of which at least half will be affordable housing, a hub containing a community centre and a health clinic, plus new shops and office spaces.

The new homes will include an environmentally-friendly heating and power system, solar panels and green roofs plus access to private gardens, balcony or roof terraces.

Cllr Sarah Hayward, Leader of Camden Council, said: "This is another example of our community investment programme moving forward to deliver more new homes and investment in community facilities at a time when finances are being continually squeezed by central government.

"This is Camden Council demonstrating that our plan B works and will really deliver for the people who matter, our residents. The bridge removal is a crucial piece of work that had to be completed within a very tight timeframe and I would like to thank all of the people involved who worked over Christmas to ensure the success of this stage of the project."For more information about the regerneration project,

To view the photos of the bridge removal visit this link flickr site.



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