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Homes get first tenants

PUBLISHED: 15:42 25 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:19 24 August 2010

Proud residents put out the welcome mat as they moved into their new homes at an award-winning social housing scheme. Chris Naylor, Camden Council s executive member for housing, cut the ribbon on the pioneering £10m housing development in Lithos Road, We

Proud residents put out the welcome mat as they moved into their new homes at an award-winning social housing scheme.

Chris Naylor, Camden Council's executive member for housing, cut the ribbon on the pioneering £10m housing development in Lithos Road, West Hampstead.

Built by the Co-operative Development Society Limited (CDS), the building won the 'new dwellings' category of the 2007 Camden Building Quality awards.

Judges applauded the building's 'excellent green credentials' as well as the level of consultation with residents throughout the design process, which has led to a mix of rented and affordable homes.

The 22-home new-build block in Lithos Road and 19 refurbished street properties in Lithos Road and neighbouring streets in West Hampstead vary in type and size and all have their own individual terrace or balcony.

Cllr Chris Naylor said: "This is a great example of the work social landlords are doing to improve housing in Camden. "This is why we are working side by side with social landlords like CDS to deliver more - and better - housing for everyone in the borough."

There are 52 housing associations with properties in Camden, comprising 11,000 households, or 12 per of the borough's housing stock.


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