Accommodation for the homeless

We have invested in new accommodation for vulnerable single homeless people in Camden, providing a vital lifeline for some of our most vulnerable residents.

We’ve spent more than £10 million on modernising two hostels for single homeless people at Mount Pleasant and Holmes Road Studios.

Mount Pleasant opened in 2015. It provides safe accommodation and training for vulnerable people, to help them get back into work and stay independent. It was a former hostel, originally built 100 years ago as part of a workhouse, but has undergone an impressive transformation. There are 50 units of modern en-suite studio accommodation and training rooms for single homeless people with support needs.

Support staff work on site seven days a week assisting residents to develop the skills to live independently and get into work.

In June 2015, the scheme received a Camden Business Award for Best Large Development Scheme and was the restoration winner at the New London Architecture awards in 2016.

Holmes Road Studios, won the top prize at the New London Architecture awards in 2016. It’s due to open in 2019 and will provide similar facilities. It was judged by the jury to offer occupants ‘a sense of belonging and empowerment’.