Tybalds regeneration programme - Information page

Closes 31 Dec 2024

Opened 12 Feb 2019

Overview

Latest news

May 2022: The latest Tybalds regeneration newsletter is now available for download in the 'Related' section at the bottom of this page.

February 2022: Planning permission granted for Tybalds regeneration programme

At their meeting on 17 February 2022 the Camden Planning Committee granted planning permission for the Tybalds regeneration scheme.

What happens next?

The regeneration programme will be divided into three phases.

Following the Planning Committee’s decision to approve the Tybalds Regeneration Scheme, Camden’s Development team have begun the tendering process to appoint a main contractor for Phase One of the regeneration. Construction and landscaping work on the estate is planned to begin in January 2023. On this timescale – which may be subject to change - Phase One will be completed in Autumn 2024.

Phase One of the regeneration programme will include:

  • Construction of ten ‘underbuild’ social housing flats by converting existing ground floor spaces in Blemundsbury (5), Falcon (3) and Richbell (2). Six of these new flats will be wheelchair-living homes
  • Landscaping and construction of wheelchair-compliant ramp access on the north side of Blemundsbury
  • Fit-out for a caretaker’s mess room on the ground floor of Springwater
  • Provision of temporary community hall facilities for the estate
  • Landscaping of Richbell and Falcon courtyards and Blemundsbury north.

Phase Two will comprise:

  • Block C – 6 flats for social rent 3x2bed and 3x3bed
  • Purpose built TRA Hall
  • Tybalds Square landscape
  • Ramps to Babington Court and Chancellors Court
  • Block B – 18 flats for private sale

Phase Three

  • Block D – 12 flats:  7 for social rent and 5 for intermediate rent

What is included in the Tybalds estate regeneration programme?

Key aspects of the Tybalds regeneration programme are:

  • 56 new homes, including 50% affordable housing, comprising: 16 homes for Camden social rent and 12 affordable homes delivered by a housing association.
  • 28 new-build homes and up to two plots of land to be sold on an outright basis to fund the redevelopment scheme
  • New landscaping across the estate including significant landscaping improvements to Tybalds Square
  • Improved access to some existing blocks
  • A purpose-built community centre facing Tybalds Square with two hall spaces
  • No one will have to move out of their home during the construction period.
  • A Local lettings plan which will initially ring-fence new rented homes for Tybalds residents using Camden's choice-based lettings priorities and vacated flats will also be ringfenced for Tybalds tenants including homes vacated by residents qualifying for the wheelchair accessible flats.

Current and previous versions of the design proposals Tybalds regeneration newsletters can be downloaded from the 'Related documents' section below.

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Local Lettings for the new social rent homes

As part of the Tybalds Local Lettings Plan, all the new social rent homes will be initially ring fenced for Tybalds Council tenants and allocated using the points system of Camden’s Choice-based lettings scheme.

To be able to bid for one of these new homes, residents need to register on the Camden Housing Register as soon as possible. To apply to join the register, visit: www.camden.gov.uk/apply-council-housing

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Some milestones in development of the current Tybalds regeneration programme

2017 Previous plans for Tybalds regeneration were cancelled due to lack of financial viability.

January 2019+: Camden Council’s Community Investment Programme development team began working with estate residents, the Tybalds Residents Association, the wider local community and the Green Space and Environmental Services teams to develop proposals to deliver new homes and landscaping improvements on the Tybalds estate additional to the Better Homes programme of repairs and renewals. As a result of feedback from residents, significant changes have been made to the original 2019 regeneration proposals. 

25 Feb – 30 June 2020:  A formal consultation invited all Tybalds residents and stakeholders from the wider Holborn and Bloomsbury community to examine and comment on the latest design and landscaping proposals for regeneration.  Please visit the Tybalds regeneration - Formal consultation page for more information about the formal consultation. 

24 March 2021: Camden Cabinet approval to proceed received.

2 Aug 2021: Application for planning permission submitted. Application reference: 2021/3580/P can be viewed through the Camden Planning web portal - https://planningrecords.camden.gov.uk.  

2 Aug – 14 Dec 2021 Formal public Planning Department consultation

14 Sept 2021: Tybalds Regeneration Exhibition in Blemundsbury community hall. The exhibition boards from this pop-up exhibition are available as downloads in the 'Related' section below. They showcase the designs for the Tybalds Estate regeneration scheme.

17 Feb 2022: Planning application approved by Camden Planning Committee.

View of Tybalds Square and the new 'Block C' with new community centre on the ground floor (Computer generated image)

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Other Camden Council work to improve the Tybalds estate

The 'Better Homes' programme of repairs and renewals on the Tybalds estate began in August 2021. For more information, please visit:  https://www.camden.gov.uk/better-homes-tybalds

Camden's Green Space Team are completing refurbishment of the Alf Barrett play space. Work there began in June 2021.

Boiler replacement works managed by the Mechanical and Electrical team (M&E) were completed in Winter 2021.

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How can I contact the Camden regeneration development team?

Please email queries, ideas and comments about the Tybalds regeneration programme to our project inbox: tybaldsdevelopment@camden.gov.uk

or contact:

Block B from Orde Hall Street CGI image

Block B from Orde Hall Street (Computer generated image)

Download the latest updated regeneration proposals in the 'Related' section below

Areas

  • Holborn and Covent Garden

Audiences

  • Community and voluntary groups
  • Council tenants
  • Landlords
  • Leaseholders
  • Local groups and organisations
  • Residents
  • Ward Councillors

Interests

  • Community and living
  • Housing