‘Uplifting’ experience for Kilburn over Christmas

Disused footbridge removed to make way for Abbey Estate regeneration scheme

Kilburn underwent an ‘uplifting’ experience over Christmas as part of the regeneration of a housing estate.

A disused pedestrian bridge above the railway lines in Kilburn were removed during the festive break to make way for the multi-million pound transformation of the Abbey estate in Abbey Road.

The bridge was removed to allow the demolition of a car park which will kick start the 15-year long makeover project.

The removal had to take place over the Christmas break as the railway lines were inactive during that time.

The scheme will see the creation of between 250-300 new homes with at least half being made affordable, a hub containing a community centre and a health clinic, and new shops and office spaces.

In addition the new homes will boast green credentials including an environmentally-friendly heating and power system, solar panels and green roofs.

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Every property with have access to its own garden, balcony or roof terrace.

Cllr Sarah Hayward, Leader of Camden Council, said: “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.

“This is Camden Council demonstrating that our plan B works and will really deliver for the people who matter, our residents.”