Some light has been cast on the future planning for reinstatement of the Community Centre, which used to serve a wide-reaching area offering low-cost communal lunches exercise classes for the over-60s, some of whom have been wondering when we are going to get our centre back.
The architectural plans for the site development had the new community centre as an integral part of the building, which was designed to provide high-value accommodation for sale on the open market. Logistically, the new community centre will inevitable prioritise providing services to local residents.
However, as the building process nears completion, funding has now become available from central government for the accommodation to be made available to Afghan Refugees, enabling them to be moved from expensive hotels to proper homes. See Richard Osley's article in the Camden New Journal, dated 5th March 2023: https://www.camdennewjournal.co.uk/article/private-flats-taken-off-market-and-set-up-for-afghan-refugees
The article quotes Andrew Sanalitro, director of the HNCC, as saying: “Our community centre and partners will be delighted to welcome the new residents into the heart of our community and to involve them in our programme of activity in any ways that can support them to settle and thrive. “This will be an exciting and positive development for our neighbourhood.”
Save the Gospel Mission Hall: Letter from Mary Cane to Camden New Journal mentioning new additions to Hall: 14th February, 2019
Community woodwork project searches for new home. Ricky Jefferson helps young people and elderly but is losing his workshop due to the redevelopment of the Highgate Newtown Community Centre Article in Camden New Journal 18th December, 2018 — By Dan Carrier
Save this gem of a building for the community to use: Letter from Mary Cane to Camden New Journal: 13th December, 2018
Camden New Journal: 18th October 2018: Sign the petition on Highgate Newtown Community Centre: http://camdennewjournal.com/article/sign-the-petition-on-highgate-newtown-community-centre
Pilates group’s heartbreak at plans to demolish and redevelop Highgate Newtown Community Centre: PUBLISHED: 09:56 12 October 2018 UPDATED 11:21 12 October 2018
Dear Highgate Ward Candidate, Date: April 22, 2018: Author: Friends of HNCC: Last week FOHNCC wrote to each candidate for councillor in the Highgate Ward. Thank you to those you put their names to the letter. Here is a copy of our submission, and the responses we received.....
Our community centre is a huge asset, let’s not see it go for spurious gain: Letter to the Camden New Journal by ex Mayor of Camden Mary Cane: 01 March, 2018:
Dartmouth Park Neighbourhood Forum: HNCC Development Meeting 26th October Highgate Library: There is a drop-in being held at Highgate Library on Thursday 26th October 2017 between 5.30 and 7.30pm. The project team will be there to discuss the consented proposals along with information about how these are being developed. Everyone welcome.
London Planning News: Highgate Newtown Community Centre, Unity A, B, C, D, E, 25 Bertram Street: scheme approved: Friday 28th April 2017
Better options for Highgate Newtown Community Centre: Councillor Sian Berry has lodged an objection to the council's plans to redevelop this community centre in Highgate, knocking it down with no new social housing.Camden Green Party: 19th December 2016
Highgate Newtown Community Centre: big decisions ahead: Highgate residents have been discussing the future of the community centre site for many years. Camden Green Party: Published: 12 November 2016
SYNTEGRA GROUP: An ecology site inspection led to a recommendation for a green roof which, in turn, will provide a range of sustainability measures. Client: London Borough of Camden Development Division via McBains; Completion Year: 2018
Facebook Event: Discussing the changes to Highgate Newtown Community Centre and Fresh Youth Academy Public · Hosted by Camden Council: May 7th 2016 2pm-7pm
RCKA to overhaul Highgate community centre: The scheme is expected to start on site in 2015 and complete in 2016. AJ=Architects' Journal: 29 JULY, 2014 BY LAURA MARK
VZDV has been appointed as part of the design team led by RCK Architects for the consultation & redevelopment of the existing community facilities up to and including RIBA 3. 4th Sep 2014
Why It Matters: Highgate Newtown Community Centre: 16Shares Kentish Town’s front is all new cafes, bars and commercial success. Yet we all know how hard the impact … BY KENTISHTOWNER - JUNE 3, 2013