Tybalds regeneration programme - Information page

Closes 31 Dec 2028

Opened 12 Feb 2019

Overview

Latest News - June 2024

New homes on the Tybalds estate!

Camden's Allocations team and the New Homes Customer Care team have been busy and tenants are now moving into the ten new social housing flats on the ground floor of Blemundsbury, Richbell and Falcon blocks. Six of these new flats are purpose-built wheelchair-living homes.

Building contractor Quinn London Ltd began construction of Phase One of the Tybalds Regeneration programme on 13 March 2023 to convert existing ground floor spaces into ten new social housing flats. They handed over the completed new homes to Camden on 18 April 2024.

New homes on the ground floor of Blemundsbury - April 2024

There is stil a bit more work to do to complete Phase 1a of the regeneration: A new access ramp for the Falcon courtyard and some other landscaping works are scheduled for completion on 5 July 2024.

Who's who at Quinn

Quinn's Resident Liaison Officer, Alexander Lapointe can be contacted on 07741 332213 / alexander.lapointe@quinnlondon.co.uk. Alex will be hosting fortnightly drop-in sessions for residents on Wednesdays, 10am-2pm in the Quinn canteen in the Richbell car park.

Quinn's Project Manager Adam Oakley manages day to day operation of the team on site: adam.oakley@quinnlondon.co.uk 

To contact Quinn in an emergency, outside working hours, call 07515 578416.

Tybalds Close Residents Association

As the regeneration moves forward, Camden's CIP Development team are committed to working closely with the Tybalds Close Residents Association to make sure that the needs and views of all estate residents are considered at each stage of the regeneration. 

The Tybalds Close Residents Association can be contacted at ra.tybaldsclose@gmail.com 

Local Lettings for the new social rent homes

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

In order to apply for Camden social housing, residents need to have registered on the Camden Housing Register. To apply to join the register, visit: www.camden.gov.uk/apply-council-housing

A copy of the Tybalds Local Lettings Plan can be downloaded from the 'Related' section at the bottom of this page.

Contractor moving Richbell heating pipework - a preliminary to converting the ground floor spaces into new homes - September 2022

An indicative timescale for Phase One of Tybalds regeneration

Aug -Dec 2022  Preparations for construction: moving water pipes; soil and asbestos testing
December 2022 Appointment of main contractor Quinn (Londo) Ltd
6-20 Jan 2023 Construction Management Plan (CMP) consultation with residents and other local stakeholders
Jan 2023 Submit CMP to Planning team for approval
March 2023 Construction starting on site at Blemundsbury, Falcon and Richbell
18 April 2024  Completion of ten new 'undercroft' homes 
 July  2024 Planned completion date for new Falcon ramp and other landscaping improvements

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What will happen next?

The regeneration programme is divided into two phases. Phase One of the regeneration programme includes:

  • 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 access ramps for Blemundsbury and Falcon blocks.
  • Fit-out for caretaker’s mess rooms on the ground floor of Springwater and Blemundsbury.
  • Landscaping of Falcon courtyard and Blemundsbury north.

Phase Two will comprise:

  • Block C – 6 flats for social rent 3x2bed and 3x3bed
  • Purpose built TRA Hall on the ground floor of Block C
  • Tybalds Square landscaping
  • Ramps to Babington Court and Chancellors Court
  • Block B – 18 flats for private sale
  • Block D – 12 flats:  seven for social rent and five 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.

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A Tybalds Regeneration Project Archive page

To make this Information page easier to navigate, we are gradually relocating key older documents and newsletter downloads from the Tybalds regeneration project to a new Tybalds Regeneration Archive Page. If you cannot find what you are looking for in the 'Related' section below, please visit this Archive page.

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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.

18 April 2024: Completion of ten new homes on theTybalds estate.

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 completed refurbishment of the Alf Barrett play space in Spring 2022.

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