A toddlers' playground will open on the Balfour of Burleigh estate in Ladbroke Grove this month thanks to the tireless efforts of a retired resident.
The North Kensington site will be a scene of under-five fun when it opens to children on February 17.
A landscaped area in the centre of the estate, which had fallen out of use as an allotment, now has swings, slides and a climbing frame in the shape of a dragonfly. There is also seating for parents and picnic tables for the use of residents of the estate.
The project is the brainchild of estate resident Farri Mizani (pictured), 61, who worked for eight years to see the playground realised.
"The space was used by elderly people to grow vegetables years ago but sadly they passed away and it was left unused," he said. "I thought it would be perfect for a toddler playground because it is in the centre of the estate and overlooked by all the flats so it is safe and secure.
"There are playgrounds for teenagers on the estate but nothing for toddlers."
Mr Mizani convinced Kensington and Chelsea Tenants Management Organisation(TMO), which runs the estate, to clear the plot and landscape the area for future use.
He then set about raising more than £60,000 from charitable bodies such as the Peabody Trust and the Ethnic Minority Foundation, as well as council contractor KCEL and West London Environmental Fund.
Groundwork West carried out the design and building of the playground.
The pensioner said he jumped through many bureaucratic hoops to get the playground built but he is glad to see the project finally made real.
"I'm very happy it has finally happened and I am proud of it because it looks good," he said. "It has improved the area because there was no place for young kids to go and play safely.
Teenagers from the estate will also get a boost to their play area after the TMO decided to revamp it from a separate budget with gym facilities.