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RCKA to overhaul Highgate community centre

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RCKA has been appointed to work on the redevelopment of the Highgate Newtown Community Centre in Camden

The practice has been asked to carry out a feasibility study for the site, and if approved the plans could include new housing which will fund the continued upkeep of the community centre.

The site includes the existing centre, with two flats above, a youth academy, a gospel hall and a neighbouring cottage.

Phil Jones, cabinet member for regeneration, transport and planning at Camden Council, said: ‘As part of Camden’s Community Investment Programme, we are developing exciting proposals to repair and improve Highgate Newtown Community Centre and Fresh Youth Academy. We know how important these services are to local residents and we look forward to working together with RCKA and the community to ensure we find the right solutions for these buildings so they continue to deliver services in Highgate long into the future.’

Dieter Kleiner, director of RCKA, added: We look forward to working closely with the Borough, community groups and local residents over the coming months to design together a fantastic new facility on this challenging site and are excited about the opportunity to deliver an exceptional project that will benefit the whole community.’

The scheme is expected to start on site in 2015 and complete in 2016.

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