Welcome to the community construction updates website relating to the City of London Corporation's approved plans for additional homes and amenities at our York Way Estate.

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Latest News

November Newsletter – November 2023


Happy November to all residents. You can find our latest newsletter by clicking here.




October Newsletter – October 2023


You can now find our October 2023 newsletter by clicking here.




Construction Group Summary – October 2023


Thank you to all those who attended our webinar last month.


In case you missed it, you can find a copy of our presentation by clicking here, and the minutes can be found here.




It’s September And Our Latest Newsletter Is Out Now – September 2023


With Autumn around the corner, take a look at the latest news from the York Way Estate project. Download now by clicking here.




August’s Newsletter Released – August 2023


We are pleased to announce that August’s newsletter has now been released. You can find it by clicking here.




You’re Invited To Our September Construction Meeting – August 2023


All residents of the York Way Estate are invited to our next construction meeting. This is your opportunity to be informed of the latest construction updates and question the project team.


The meeting will take place via webinar – to register please click here. Details are below:


Date: 20 September 2023


Time: Please join at 6pm


Venue: Online webinar – click here to register.


Should you have any questions, please email hello@yorkwayestate.com or call 0800 772 0475.




It’s Summer And July’s Newsletter Is Now Ready To Read – July 2023


Check out our newest newsletter for July today! Read by clicking here.




Our June Newsletter Is Now Out! – June 2023


Our June 2023 newsletter is now out, with the latest updates from the project included! You can download today by clicking here. 





It’s May – And Our Latest Newsletter Is Now Out – May 2023


As we head into summer, be sure to check out our latest newsletter, with updates on the latest works and our hoarding artwork! Download by clicking here!




Meeting Minutes – April 2023


To find meeting minutes from April’s RSG meeting, please click here.




April Newsletter Released! – April 2023


Our April 2023 newsletter is out now, full of the latest news and what to expect in May. Download by clicking here.




March Newsletter Out Now! – March 2023


Check out our March 2023 newsletter for all the latest updates on demolition and construction works at York Way Estate.


Read today by clicking here.

Construction Timeline

Key dates for this month are provided below for your information:


  • Site set up and hoarding installation will commence from 16 January 2023 and will continue for approximately 13 weeks
  • Demolition of the existing community centre will commence on 16 January 2023 and will be completed over a 12-week period
  • Utility diversions and disconnections (electrics, gas, water, and communications) will commence on 12 January 2023 and continue until April 2023.


Please note that utility diversions / disconnections will involve switching over electrical power onto a new feed which will turn off the supply to Kinefold House for between one and two hours. We are unable to confirm the date when this will occur but will inform residents once this information is made available.


You can find a site layout by clicking here, where new blocks have been labelled. The anticipated construction commencement and completion dates for each new building are as follows:

Block A
17 February 2023 – February 2025
Block B
3 February 2023 – November 2024
Block C
23 February 2023 – February 2025
Block D
3 March 2023 – September 2024

Useful Contacts

Comm Comm UK will continue to be the main contact for the Residents’ Steering Group. To join the Group, please contact Christopher Sharp, by emailing hello@yorkwayestate.com or call 0800 772 0475.


Should you have any queries or issues relating to the construction, please contact Higgins Plc – details are included below.



  • Tony Read, Site Manager – Email: yorkway@higginspartnerships.co.uk Phone: 07527 389416


For site emergencies, please contact: 0871 750 3001

Working Hours

0800 – 1800 Monday to Friday

0800 – 1300 on Saturdays (only under exceptional circumstances).


Note: We will not be working on Sundays or Bank Holidays.


We will be adhering to Islington Council’s Code of Construction Practice throughout the construction phase. Works outside agreed hours will not take place without prior consent from Islington Council. 


To download Islington Council’s Code of Construction Practice, please click here.

Our Commitment To Social Value

Higgins Plc and the City of London Corporation are committed to maximising social value opportunities as part of this project.


From art and cultural projects to new career opportunities, we are dedicated to giving back to you, the community.


Click here to see Higgins Plc’s presentation regarding their social value aims, in addition to how they handle day-to-day communications with residents.

The Scheme

The City of London Corporation will be delivering a scheme which provides new homes for social rent and valuable amenities for existing and new residents alike.


  • 91 new homes all available for social rent
  • High-quality landscaping and greenery
  • Enhancement to public realm
  • New improved community centre
  • Improved entrances of Lambfold House, Penfields House and Shepherd House, and Kinefold House
  • Introduction of high-quality public art
  • New children’s play spaces*
  • A resident growing garden behind Shepherd House.


For further information, you can view planning details on Islington Council’s website, which you can find here.


*Note that details are subject to consultation and temporary play space will be provided in the coming months as construction commences.



Progress On Site

Once construction commences, we will be providing the latest imagery of the works taking place.

Contact The Project Team:

Sign up to our mailing list to receive construction updates and stay informed about upcoming events by filling your details in the form below:


    Please let us know how you would like to be kept informed.

    By filling in this form you agree to your details being stored and used for the purposes of this project only. Your details will be held securely by Comm Comm UK and Higgins Plc on behalf of City of London Corporation and will not be shared outside of the project team.

    Please note that leaving your contact details is entirely optional and consent can be withdrawn at any time. For further details ask for our fair processing notice or contact christophers@commcommuk.com.