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Levelling up fund

Camden Council has been awarded £7,744,517 from the second round of the Government’s levelling up fund to support improvements in Gospel Oak, Haverstock, and Kentish Town South.

The successful bid titled “A Healthy and Connected Neighbourhood: improving the physical and community infrastructure in Gospel Oak, Haverstock, and Kentish Town South” includes a series of projects in the area aimed at tackling health inequalities and improving health and wellbeing for residents. 

This includes:

  • making improvements to Talacre Community Sports Centre
  • developing a neighbourhood space at 2 Prince of Wales Road 
  • creating a network of healthy streets and green mobility hubs to promote sustainable travel

The projects will:

  • broaden the physical activity offer and reach
  • increase the opportunity for active travel choices
  • enhance the connection to green space
  • create co-working, enterprise, and community space and support social action

This approach draws from several existing strategies, including the council’s We Make Camden Vision and the Gospel Oak & Haverstock Community Vision to deliver change at a local level.

The overall ambition is making Gospel Oak, Haverstock, and Kentish Town South a healthy and connected neighbourhood that people enjoy and where residents have the opportunity to prosper.

The projects included in the bid are as follows:

Improving Talacre Community Sports Centre and play area

This includes expanding the current sports and youth education programmes and introducing more activities for residents to take part in at the centre. A new Talacre play area will also be developed on the open space opposite to the sports centre.

Delivering healthy streets and active travel improvements throughout the area

We will deliver four safe and healthy streets schemes and six “green mobility hubs”. This is aimed at creating and promoting sustainable modes of travel. The works will also include improving lighting and greenery to enhance the local area. The four schemes are:

  1. Prince of Wales Road Safe and Healthy Streets Corridor
  2. Queens Crescent Safe and Healthy Streets
  3. Marsden Street Healthy School Street
  4. Holmes Road Area Safe and Healthy Streets Scheme

Redeveloping 2 Prince of Wales neighbourhood space

A new neighbourhood space will be developed to bring residents, community organisations and businesses together in the community. The space could be used as a coworking space, a space for small and medium sized businesses, and additional community space.

A copy of the bid application form and bid summary document are available to download (PDF)