New council homes coming to Kilburn

New council homes coming to Kilburn

Last month (November), residents and councillors gave a helping hand in a ‘topping out’ ceremony as they marked reaching the top of a new housing block at the junction of Abbey and Belsize Roads. The new block meets high standards for space and energy efficiency and will provide 66 new council homes for local residents. There will also be a supermarket and two other shops, as well as an underground car park – all funded by 75 homes for sale. 

Local residents from Hinstock and Emminster will be given first preference on the new council homes. Both blocks will be demolished in the final phase of the project to pave the way for new homes, business and retail units. 

Barbara Wilson, a tenant of Hinstock for 20 years said “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. I’m quite involved in the development as I’m a committee member for Abbey Road Housing Co-operative. I’ve attended meetings and exhibitions to discuss the plans for the area and provided feedback to the Council on what we want to see.”  

Over the next year, we will work with residents of Abbey Co-op (Tenant Management Organisation) to design and deliver new play space on the green area behind Snowman and Casterbridge towers for residents of the estate to use.

Only 2% of our capital funding comes from Government grants, so in Camden, we have to work with our communities to find solutions to pay for much needed investment ourselves. The Community Investment Programme uses the receipts from homes sold to fund what our communities are crying out for – council and affordable homes

The Abbey Area project is a three-phased development. Overall the scheme will deliver:

241 new energy efficient homes: 102 council homes, 12 affordable homes and 127 for private sale
New community and health facilities
Improved open and play spaces
Improvements to the junction of Abbey Road and Belsize Road including pedestrian crossings.

For more information on the project, visit our projects map page