London borough of Camden appoints Wates Construction for the £10m contract for Abbey area regeneration. Wates has the contract for phase two of the three-phased housing regeneration project having previously delivered the phase one project.
This phase 2 will spread around the junction of Abbey Road and Belsize Road in north London. The construction of a two-storey structure to house a community centre on the ground floor and a healthcare centre on the first floor are under the plan.
The building will be made of timber and glass, brick, and a timber glulam façade manufactured offsite. The council is targeting a BREEAM rating of excellent. The Abbey area master plan aims to add 241 housing units and improved community facilities to Camden.
Wates will improve this Belsize Road site with a new, merged site for the existing Abbey Community Centre and Belsize Priory Medical Practice. The housing in phase three will start in the current site after the demolition.
Wates completed phase one in February 2019. This was the replacement with demolition of a multi-storey car park to make way for the first 141 new homes and some commercial space. Planning for phase two has already been approved.