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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.

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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.

 

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