Work begins to build 83 new homes in North Kensington

Published: Wednesday 26 July 2023

Work has begun on the Barlby Road new homes site in North Kensington to build 83 new homes and a brand-new multi-purpose sports facility for local school pupils and the community.


What will the development offer? 

The development, which is part of our New Homes Delivery Programme, will offer 38 homes for social rent and 10 for key workers with the remaining at market rent.

As part of the scheme, we will also be carrying out improvements to the communal gardens on Treverton Street and building a flexible studio unit for hire. 

Cllr Kim Taylor-Smith, Lead Member for Grenfell Housing, Housing and Social Investment, said: “Despite the challenging climate in which we are working, we are determined to deliver as many homes as possible across the borough to relieve the pressure on our housing register.
“Everyone deserves to have a roof over their head and a safe place to call home. Our New Homes Delivery Programme will deliver 600 new homes, 300 of which are at social rent which will mean many people who have been waiting years for a home will get the keys to their own place. All homes will be built to the same specification whether they are for social, intermediate or market rent. This is something we are extremely proud of.”

It is also our aim to make our development as green as possible, so emphasis is being placed on sustainability with low energy lighting, enhanced insulation and air source heating to reduce fuel bills for residents.

When will work be finished?

We expect work to be completed at Barlby Road and ready for residents to move in by the end of 2025.

What else has happened as part of the New Homes Delivery Programme?

This milestone comes hot on the heels off us gearing up to welcoming residents into the first new Council homes we have built in decades, at two of our phase one new homes sites. Hewer Street and Kelso Cochrane House in Kensal Road will see residents moving into their new homes in September.