Chester Road temporary accommodation

Closes 30 Sep 2024

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?

Camden's contractors Goody Demolition Ltd are currently on site, and are likely to finish the demolition and related site preparation tasks by July 2022.

A demolition management plan sets out how these works are being carried out. The plan can be downloaded from the 'Related Documents' section lower down on this page and also via the contractor’s link:



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