Abbey Area Phase 2

In October 2013, Outline Planning Permission was granted to redevelop the area around the junction of Abbey and Belsize Roads including Abbey Co-op estate.

This consultation is focussed solely on Phase 2 and relates specifically to the provision of new Community and Health Centres, a GP surgery and new Abbey Co-op office.

The planning permission requires us to establish a comprehensive landscape and public realm strategy working in conjunction with Camden highways officers.

These boards set out our initial thoughts as to how this might all be delivered. They show a different approach to the past but they aim to balance the broad comments that have been received to date. We welcome your comments.



It is proposed that Abbey Area Phase 2 will include:

  • Improvements to the entrances and storage floors to Snowman and Casterbridge House
  • A new office and hall for Abbey Co-op
  • A new Abbey Community Centre
  • A new Health centre
  • Improved green spaces and play areas
  • A strategy for existing and new tree planting
  • Improvements for pedestrians both to the pavements and crossings between Phases 1; 2 and 3.

The ideas presented on the banners have been the subject of Consultation with the Co-op and Community Centre groups and also with Camden Planning and highways teams.


Abbey Road Belsize Rd Junction looking North​

Existing open space

Community Centre from Belsize Rd

Birdseye view

Existing tower blocks from Abbey Road

Phase 2 site, Snowman and Casterbridge

Community Centre looking East

Contact Abbey Road Community Housing Ltd in London on
0207 6246309 to learn more about the unique housing options available from Camden Council. Alternatively, email us at to discuss your individual options.