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 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.

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. 

Camden officers are awaiting confirmation of the contract for the construction of the new hostel building. Once confirmed, a new construction management plan will be circulated for consultation before any work starts on the site. This is likely to be happening in early September 2023.

Concerns about anti social behaviour at the site

Grafitti - please report grafitti to Farrans

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


  • Chester Rd community meeting

    From 21 Sep 2023 at 17:30 to 21 Sep 2023 at 18:30

    An in-person event for anyone living around the 2 Chester Rd site.
    VENUE: Highgate Library Civic & Cultural Centre, entrance on Croftdown Rd NW5 1HB


  • Highgate


  • Anyone from any background


  • Community and living
  • Housing