Chester Road temporary accommodation

Closed 19 Jan 2022

Opened 22 Dec 2021

Results updated 8 Jul 2020

We are proposing to rebuild the existing hostel for single homeless people at Chester Road to provide temporary accommodation for homeless families.

Public consultation on the proposals took place in 2019-2020. After considering the feedback received, the design has now been finalised and a planning application will be submitted at the end of July 2020.

Please see the document below.

Any further comments on the proposals should be made directly to the planners once the application has been registered.




The re-development of a former hostel at 2 Chester Road will provide 50 new temporary homes for families, with ancillary areas, staff room and office. The building will be 3 and 4 storeys in height. The project also includes enhancements to the public footpath to the north and a new public courtyard for the residents of Chester Road.

Planning permission was granted on 11th May 2021 under reference: 2020/3461/P. Please visit: for full information on the planning permission.

When will the demolition work take place?

Camden's contractors Goody Demolition Ltd will be undertaking the demolition works at the Chester Road site. This work is scheduled to begin in January 2022. However, due to COVID-19 we may experience delays to these timings. 

Please tell us your views on the draft Demolition management plan

Goody Demolition Ltd have prepared a draft Demolition management plan for your comments and feedback. The plan can be downloaded from the 'Related Documents' section lower down on this page and also via the contractor’s link: If you require a hard copy, please email Goody Demolition with your name and address details.

All comments and feedback will be most welcome.  The deadline for comments is Wednesday 19th January 2022.

How to comment: 

Join the Chester Road Hostel Community Working Group?

A Community Working Group helps bring together the views of the community. The Chester Road Hostel Community Working Group will be formed of residents, businesses and representatives from key local groups. Goody Demolition will also attend to answer demolition-related questions.

The number of members will be limited. Our aim is to prioritise people living closest to the development. We ask representatives to help us with discussing the views of the community and to feed back on the work we will be doing at the working group.

Please contact Jagdish Tak Consultation and Engagement Officer on: 020 7974 5542 or email: by Saturday 8 January 2022 to express your interest in joining the group.

What happens next

We will report on the views expressed in the consultation.


  • Meet the Contractors

    From 12 Jan 2022 at 18:00 to 12 Jan 2022 at 19:00

    Goody Demolition Ltd are holding an on-line 'Meet the Contractor' event on Wednesday 12th January 2022, 6-7pm. You can join the meeting online or via telephone.

    Please contact Goody Demolition via email: or telephone 01304 840126 and provide your email address to join.

  • Our first Community Working Group meeting

    From 19 Jan 2022 at 18:00 to 19 Jan 2022 at 19:00

    A Community Working Group for residents, businesses and representatives from key local groups. We will send out invitations and instructions to those that express an interest by 8 January 2022.
    Community Working Group meetings can be joined via email and telephone.
    Contact Jagdish Tak, Consultation and Engagement Officer to request an invitation: 020 7974 5542 / 


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