Bridge removal makes way for new homes in Camden
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, visit:camden.gov.uk/abbeyarea.
To view the photos of the bridge removal visit this link flickr site.