A new estate built to ease housing demand is close to completion.

Highmead estate in Fore Street, Angel Edmonton, will create eight floors of flats and 22 terraced houses with a health centre and new shops.

Developed by Countryside Properties, the project was run by Enfield Borough Council was heavily praised by Edmonton MP Andy Love.

He said: “Having been involved in the regeneration of the Highmead Estate from the start it feels particularly good to have reached this symbolic topping out point.

“In less than a year from now there will be a whole range of affordable and family homes available to local people, as well as a health centre and retail units, providing a real boost to the area.”

Councillor Ahmet Oykener, cabinet member for housing, said: “Highmead is coming together very quickly. It is being built to a very high standard and will provide homes for 118 households, commercial space and a medical centre.

“This project is an excellent example of the collaboration between Countryside Properties, Newlon Housing and Enfield Council. Local residents have also been consulted so their ideas have also been helpful at all planning stages of the scheme.”

Richard Cherry, deputy chairman of Countryside Properties, said: “We are delighted with progress on the regeneration of the Highmead Estate and to be topping out this phase today, which will bring much need affordable family housing to the area.”