OWCH is a group of women aged over fifty who are creating their own community in a new, purpose-built block of flats in Union Street, High Barnet, North London.

The group originally formed in 1998, and has met regularly over the past 18 years in the  process, dealing with frustration and disappointments as potential housing schemes have failed to materialise.

Image by PTE architects

After many years hard work, and the support of Hanover Housing Association who have funded and developed the site, the OWCH complex will be completed in the summer 2016.

It offers 17 flats for sale on 250-year leases and 8 for social rent. Group members will purchase the flats from Hanover, and Housing for Women will provide a housing management services.