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 have completed the demolition. From August the site has temporarily been handed to Farrans, the contractor for the HIghgate Newtown redevelopment.

The site will be used to provide an off-street facility for sub-contractors' vehicles until the completion of the project (expected Jan 2023).

Temporary permission was granted after concerns were raised by residents about use of on-street parking facilities by contractor vehicles and its impact on those living around the site.



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