Chester Road temporary accommodation

Closes 1 Sep 2025

Opened 22 Dec 2021


The re-development of a former hostel at 2 Chester Road will provide 50 new temporary homes for families, with common areas, staff room and office. The buildings 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.

What's happening on site?

Goody Demolition Ltd have completed the demolition of the old hostel building. From August 2022, the site has temporarily been handed to Farrans, the contractor for the Highgate Newtown redevelopment until end of November 2023. 

Morgan Sindall has been appointed as a trusted partner and have entered into a Pre-Construction Services Agreement (PCSA) with Camden. The PCSA includes surveys, detailed designs and planning and other regulatory obligations that will enable the construction works to proceed. Morgan Sindall is currently evaluating the site and preparing the draft Construction Management Plan (CMP). We expect to consult the local residents on the draft CMP in late January / early February 2024. 

Join the 2 Chester Road Community Working Group?
A Community Working Group helps bring together the views or concerns of the community. The Chester Road Community Working Group will be formed of residents, businesses and representatives from key local groups. 

If you would like to join the Community Working Group for 2 Chester Road, please email us at


Concerns about anti social behaviour at the site

Reporting crimes and anti-social behaviour

Call 999 to report a crime that is taking place or about to take place
The police number for non-emergencies is 101 (24 hours) or
Crime Stoppers – anonymous crime reporting - 0800 555111

The local Police Safer Neighbourhood Team can be contacted on Tel 
0208 733 6323 (based at Kentish Town police station)

The Responsive Security Patrol (including CCTV) – operates every day and can witness activity, intervene, or contact the police and report back to the Neighbourhood Housing Officer, on 020 7974 4444 between the hours of 4pm and 4am

The Community Safety & Emergency Management Service will also help to manage issues around antisocial behaviour. Request advice and assistance on 020 7974 4444 or

Why your views matter

Please leave your feedback and comments on the draft Construction Management Plan (CMP) prepared by Morgan Sindall by clicking on the banner below. You can view the digital copy of the draft CMP and the exhibition boards at the top 2 links below under 'Related'.

Please note that the online feedback form will close at 11.59pm on Tuesday, 13th February 2024.


  • Draft Construction Management Plan (CMP) consultation and Meet the Team event

    From 31 Jan 2024 at 17:30 to 31 Jan 2024 at 19:30

    You are invited to view the draft Construction Management Plan (CMP) for 2 Chester Road hostel development and meet our partner, Morgan Sindall, who is helping us to enable the construction works.

    The drop-in session will be taking place as per the following details:

    Date: Wednesday, 31st January 2024
    Venue: Main Hall at Brookfield Primary School, Chester Road N19 5DH
    Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm

    In preparation for the construction of the new buildings on 2 Chester Road, the newly appointed contractor, Morgan Sindall, has prepared a draft CMP and we want to:

    - Share what the plan contains, and what it means for the local community
    - Discuss your concerns and priorities about the construction process

    A Construction Management Plan (CMP) helps contractors to minimise construction impacts, and relates to all construction activity both on and off site that impacts on the wider environment. It contains details of what the project is about, what is involved and how the contractor will accomplish it.


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