Abbey area regeneration

Background and planned scheme

In December 2010 we adopted a 15-year Community Investment Programme (CIP) which seeks to make the most of council land and assets to deliver improved services and new housing. 

As part of CIP we are redeveloping the Abbey area, specifically focused on the area around the junction of Abbey Road and Belsize Road.

We started consulting with residents, ward councillors and community organisations about redevelopment of the Abbey area in 2008. The scheme’s designs have been developed by our architects Pollard Thomas Edwards. 

Planning permission was granted in November 2013 and the agreed development will provide:

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

The Abbey area redevelopment is being carried out in three phases: 

Phase one involved the demolition of the Belsize Road multi-storey car park in 2015. Redevelopment of the Phase 1 site will create 141 new homes, plus a new ‘local’ sized supermarket and business several units.

Phase two will involve the construction of new health and community centres, plus a new office for the Abbey Housing Co-op at the bases of Snowman House and  Casterbridge House.

Phase three will involve the demolition of Emminster and Hinstock, plus the existing Abbey Community Centre and health centre. Redevelopment of the Phase three site will create 100 new homes, plus business and retail units. 

Local Lettings Plan

New council homes in the development will be allocated according to a ‘Local Lettings Plan’ which is currently being finalised.  

New homes for sale

For information on homes for sale or to register interest in shared ownership please contact the estate regeneration team.

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