Abbey Road - CIP
Abbey is one of the most ambitious schemes of the Community Investment Programme. The development includes:
- 280 new energy efficient homes, including 112 Council homes and 168 homes for private sale or rent
- New community and health facilities
- Improved open and play spaces
- Infrastructure and transport improvements
Phase 1 of the development was completed in 2019 and provided 66 new council homes for local residents.
Managed by the Abbey Road Housing Co-operative, residents have played a central role in the development, providing suggestions and working closely with the council to ensure the new homes meet local peoples' needs.
The project also delivered a new supermarket and two other shops, as well as an underground car park – all funded by 75 homes for sale.
Phase 2 was completed in Summer 2022 with the provision of an eye-catching new two-storey building which comprises the new Belsize Priory Medical Practice on the first floor and the new Abbey Community Centre on the ground floor. Both these facilities relocated from their previous locations in Phase 3.
Phase 2 also includes improved open space, a relocated car park, upgraded pedestrian crossing and changes to the road layout.
Phase 3 is now in progress and will deliver 139 new homes, 46 of which will be affordable units. There will also be commercial units on the ground floor and open space amenities.
Now that the properties at Phase 3 - which also included the housing blocks Emminster and Hinstock as well as commercial units at ground floor level – have all vacated, work on the new development project will commence. The ambitious project will start with the hoarding of the site towards the end of March and the subsequent demolition of the old health centre, community centre, Emminster and Hinstock blocks which will take around 30 weeks. In their place, 139 residential units will be built which will include 36 social rent homes and 10 intermediate rent homes.
Public Consultation and Contact details
The construction contractor will be Wates Construction Ltd. Any queries relating to the site and the construction can be raised with Wates by emailing AbbeyRoadPhase3@wates.co.uk
Wates Construction Ltd will be leading the consultation with Camden and will issue a newsletter to residents with further detail on the project and capturing the points raised from previous liaison. After this, a Construction Working Group will be set up so that local residents can get further involved.
London Borough of Camden Abbey Development Team
Matthew Haley, Senior Development Manager
Allison Esson, Development Manager
Oluremi Oloko, Development Officer
Private sale or rent
"I like watching the progress they are making. It’s been very quick. I’m really looking forward to the new homes, they will be nice, new and fresh. My general wellbeing will be improved and I will feel good."Barbara Wilson, local resident