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It had also become necessary to find new premises for the local NCH (National Children’s Homes) so Westminster City Council employed CAMAL to reorganise the Third Avenue site to provide both a new and improved play facility and premises for the NCH

These buildings had been home to a play centre for many years but their intrinsic form of a series of terraced houses with domestic rooms, was not ideal for managing play.

The Victorian terraces and avenues situated off Harrow Road are part of the Queen’s Park conservation area.


The section of terrace behind the original façade was demolished to allow spaces to be designed more suited to the new uses on the site. The new development cost 2 million pounds and completes the form of the existing terrace, including traditionally built chimneys, to exactly match those they replaced, using reclaimed bricks from the demolitions.