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Town hall unveils 47 new council homes on King Square Estate in Finsbury

PUBLISHED: 11:43 23 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:43 23 November 2017

Islington Councillors Diarmaid Ward, Claudia Webbe and Richard Watts with Penny Seal, chair of the King Square Tenants and Residents Association (TRA).

Islington Councillors Diarmaid Ward, Claudia Webbe and Richard Watts with Penny Seal, chair of the King Square Tenants and Residents Association (TRA).

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Dozens of new council homes were unveiled on Finsbury’s King Square Estate yesterday as part of a major regeneration.

The 47 flats are all for social rent and 29 of them are fully wheelchair accessible and designed for disabled people, those over 55 or anyone with mobility issues.

The project marks the end of phase one of the estate’s regeneration, which also included a new food growing area and a community garden. The second, which has already started, will bring another 93 homes as well as landscaping improvements, communal spaces and a community hall by 2019.

Bunhill’s Cllr Claudia Webbe, who chaired the steering group, said: “This project will help many people move into a council flat for the first time, and other households to move out of badly overcrowded accommodation.

“We have also created an ‘independent living’ block to help older residents downsize and have a more sustainable future on the estate they have always known.”

People living on the estate will be given priority for the new homes.

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