Fisherton Street

Westminster City Council and Linkcity

The Church Street neighbourhood near Edgware Road is one of the most deprived wards in the UK; this is an area of great vibrancy and character, but it suffers from issues of social and economic exclusion, despite its Zone 1 location. Fisherton Street, the first stage in Westminster City Council’s long-term regeneration of Church Street and led by the Council in partnership with Linkcity, placemaking specialist and property development arm of Bouygues UK, is delivering hundreds of new mixed-tenure homes, together with new community amenities, enhanced biodiversity, better connectivity and public realm improvements. This mixed-use development has kick-started the transformation of the neighbourhood, making it a better place to live, work and visit.

The Fisherton Street development is providing 159 mixed-tenure (65 affordable) studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments across two six-storey buildings, together with 15 family-sized townhouses. It includes new amenities for the wider community: a triple-height, three-court sports hall and community space. It also provides the first section of a green spine, a landscaped pedestrian/cycle route with gardens and play areas that will better link Church Street with Marylebone and re-establish connectivity within the neighbourhood. The development is crucial to Westminster Council’s ‘Fairer Westminster’ strategy, which seeks to ensure that people of all aspirations can live well in the borough. It is creating home ownership opportunities for local people, as well as significantly increasing the provision of social housing.