Mill Farm Close residents, who were employed on the construction site, joined guests from Harrow Council, Catalyst Housing and Higgins Construction, to celebrate the latest milestone of this £22m regeneration.
The regeneration marked the Topping Out ceremony. In this case it celebrated reaching the highest point of the new estate at four storey’s high. This followed a celebratory ‘bingo’ lunch on the estate.
This is the first of three construction phases, which will see Mill Farm Close transformed and completely regenerated. In 2009, 88% of tenants who took part in a ballot voted in favour of becoming tenants of Catalyst and for the regeneration plans, which will deliver 158 properties.
These include a new home offered to every Catalyst tenant currently living on the estate, shared ownership properties and homes for private sale. Residents have had input into the design of the estate and have chosen wall colours, floor coverings and kitchen units for their new homes, as well as having a choice of the location of their new home where possible.
Six residents of Mill Farm Close have found employment during the regeneration in trades ranging from carpentry to administration, thanks to a partnership