Tybalds Estate: Cabinet asked to approve new council homes and community facilities
The council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve the building of 28 brand new social and affordable homes, improved community facilities and greener infrastructure as part of the regeneration plans for Tybalds Estate.
56 new homes, 50 per cent of which will be genuinely affordable homes, will be built by the council’s Community Investment Programme (CIP), including 23 new homes for Camden social rent and five homes available at below market rates.
Newly built social housing will be ringfenced for residents of Tybalds Estate to support those on the estate with existing housing needs, such as overcrowding or disabled access, to move into homes that better meet their needs without having to leave their community.
As well as new homes and regeneration for the estate, two other contracts will provide upgraded heating and Better Homes improvements for residents ahead of the regeneration work.
Additional plans, which have been developed responding to the priorities of local residents, include:
- New step-free access to at least 112 existing homes
- A refurbished estate district heating system
- A new purpose-built community centre with two halls
- Green roofs on new buildings to improve air quality and solar panels on existing buildings to help generate renewable energy for the estate
- A multi-use games area and playground improvements
- Electric car charging points
- Landscaping throughout the estate with new green spaces, trees and vegetable boxes
Delivery of the new affordable homes, community facilities and wider regeneration improvements will be part funded by the sale of 28 new homes that will be built within the estate.
We are proud to already be delivering the first new council homes seen in a generation in Camden through our Community Investment Programme and Cabinet’s approval of this project for Tybalds Estate will enable us to keep building on this legacy while bringing desperately needed, genuinely affordable homes to the south of the borough.
Our residents know their communities best and we have been working closely with Tybalds residents on these plans, bringing in the changes that they want to see on their estate such as improved community facilities and access to homes, new green spaces and bigger, more modern and energy efficient homes ringfenced for Tybalds residents with the greatest housing needs.
We are a borough that builds and through CIP we are actively fighting against a decade of government funding cuts, using a community-led approach as we build the new council homes that are essential to continue tackling existing inequalities and reducing overcrowding throughout the borough.
The council's Cabinet will meet on Wednesday 24th March to discuss the regeneration of Tybalds Estate WC1.
- The regeneration of Tybalds Estate will be delivered in two phases. Phase one will deliver 10 social homes and 5 homes for market sale. Phase two will deliver the remaining homes, community centre, environmental and public realm improvements.
- New social housing units ringfenced for Tybalds Estate residents will be allocated according to Camden’s points-based lettings system. Residents with a need for wheelchair accessible accommodation will be given priority to move into one of the six new wheelchair accessible homes on the estate and the vacated homes will in turn be offered to Tybalds tenants.
- Any homes delivered in partnership with a housing association will also be prioritised for Tybalds residents who qualify under the allocations criteria. These local lettings initiatives could give at least 44 Tybalds residents the opportunity for a move within the estate and local area.