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  • Pull up a chair at the new Fore Street Living Room Library

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    Fore Street’s well-loved library has reopened following an innovative refurbishment that has transformed it into a versatile and inclusive ‘Living Room’.

    The Living Room – with made-to-measure movable shelving units and plenty of light-filled space - will host a wide range of events including community workshops, consultations, training, and artistic and cultural activities, alongside improved library facilities.

    The library development is one of many changes in the Fore Street area, funded by the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund and Enfield Council. The improvements, led by Enfield Council’s Town Centre Development Team, include a series of murals throughout Angel Edmonton, affordable workspaces at Angel Yards to be operated by the Launch It Trust and a new school street at St. John & St. James Primary School.

    Enfield Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Ergin Erbil, attended the library launch event on 7 July alongside the Deputy Mayor for London for Planning, Regeneration and Skills, Jules Pipe. They were joined by many guests including local contractors Nico Construction and professional makerspace Bloqs who delivered the new space, and community interest company Fore Street For All.

  • Jan Kattein Architects to convert Edmonton garages into affordable workspace

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    Jan Kattein Architects have won permission to convert the vacant garages on the Joyce and Snells estate into affordable workspace. The project will see the garages, as well as a next-door laundry yard, turned into 35 small units. It will also feature public realm work designed by local practice Fisher Cheng.

    The units will be let out at an affordable rate by Launch It, a social enterprise that rents space to entrepreneurs aged 18-30, over a five-year period. Launch It already runs an enterprise hub in nearby Tottenham.

    Read more about the project which has been shared in the Architects Journal.

  • Double celebration for Edmonton

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    Enfield Council has signed an agreement with the Mayor of London which means £2.2m will be spent to deliver major regeneration works in Edmonton and create a better town centre. The Council decided on 20 October to match fund the £1.1m it has been awarded from the Good Growth Fund – the Greater London Authority’s £70million programme designed to support growth and community development in London.

    The decision means the cash can now be used to improve the look and feel of Angel Edmonton, provide a community hub with better library services, 30 affordable workspaces to increase employment and skills in the area, and a school street to help improve air quality.

    The project will also help address concerns raised by the community and the Council is already working closely with local partners, community groups and businesses to make sure the work carried out meets the needs of people who live and work in the area.

    Read more here.

  • Good Growth Fund allocates £1.1m to Angel Edmonton

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    The Mayor of London's Good Growth Fund has allocated £1.1 million to a local regeneration project in Angel Edmonton. The project focuses on Fore Street and the fund will go towards a number of projects and will be match-funded by Enfield Council.

    The project will comprise of an 'urban room' for community engagement, the creation of low-cost office and retail space in disused garages and a laundry yard and improvements in targeted areas along Fore Street. The project also includes a programme of business support, the creation of employment and skills opportunities and the development of a strategic area plan.

    Read the full press release here.