New housing block named after former councillor Peter Brayshaw
Relatives attend the official opening of Brayshaw House
08 October, 2018 — By Richard Osley
RELATIVES of a former Labour councillor were in Camden Town on Sunday for the official opening of a new housing block named in his honour.
Former anti-apartheid campaigner Peter Brayshaw died while serving as a councillor in St Pancras and Somers Town ward in 2014.
Brayshaw House is a block of 14 new council homes in Camden Street, created as part of the redevelopment of the former St Pancras Community Centre.
His cousin, Sue Smith, said: “Peter felt strongly about people feeling they belong. People living in social housing are now able to enjoy the benefits of energy-efficient, designed living, and we know this would have been very important to Peter.”
The redevelopment includes a community centre and sports pitches at Richard Cobden School funded by the construction and sale of 31 new homes.
The naming of the block continues a tradition of marking local service. Dobson Court in Holborn was named after former council leader and MP Frank Dobson. New flats in Somers Town will bear the name of Dame Tessa Jowell, the former culture secretary whose political life began in Camden’s council chamber.