Housing developer will redevelop the London Borough of Enfield’s Alma Estate


Countryside Properties has been appointed preferred developer on a £150m regeneration project in the London Borough of Enfield.

Countryside will replace Enfield’s 717-home sixties-built Alma estate with 800 new council owned, private and shared ownership homes, to be owned by Newlon Housing Trust.

The housing developer will also build replacement shops and new community facilities and new play spaces.

Cllr Ahmet Oykener, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing said: “This £150m investment will revive this part of Enfield, providing first class affordable family homes and state of the art facilities.

“The appointment of Countryside Properties takes us a big step forward towards rebuilding the estate; creating a greener, safer and brighter neighbourhood.

“Our local community has a vital role to play in shaping the plans and we have written to our residents explaining how they can get involved. Now that a developer has been selected it won’t be too long before more progress is made.

“Our vision is to significantly improve Ponders End and strengthen the sense of community so that it becomes one of the most family friendly and desirable places to live in London. We’re well on the way to achieving that goal, and the redevelopment of the Alma Estate is a vital element to achieving our vision.”

Richard Cherry, deputy chairman at Countryside Properties said, “We are very excited about continuing our involvement in Enfield and working with our partners Enfield Council and Newlon Housing.

“We look forward to engaging and involving residents and the wider community to create a successful new development in Ponders End.”