Our Proposals

Our outline proposals for Murphy’s Yard include:

  • Circa 750 homes, including 35% affordable homes for local people
  • Circa 40,500 sqm of industrial space
  • Up to 34,500 sqm of office space
  • Up to 16,000 sqm of healthcare space
  • New landscaping and routes, including the new Heathline

The graphics below illustrate our approach in terms of ground floor uses and building heights.

Illustrative site plan showing proposed ground floor uses

Aerial diagram showing illustrative building heights

Key benefits

Sustainable development

  • Commitment to minimsing landfill waste, material and water use, while increasing recycling opportunities and trialling new products with high-recycled content
  • Sustainable design approach, using efficient building materials and promoting sustainable travel, with a Whole Life Carbon Assessment
  • Commitment to achieving BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating for sustainability
  • Promoting the use of integrated Sustainable Urban Drainage systems (SUDS)
  • Biodiversity improvements on the site

Open space, play and routes

  • Opening up the site and introducing new routes through the site
  • Creating new links to surrounding communities
  • Heathline – a new green, landscaped route through the site
  • A new pedestrian and cycle route on the Heathline
  • Safeguarding for future connections, including to Kentish Town, Regis Road and Carker’s Lane
  • Significant public open space across the site – carefully managed to ensure safety

Culture, leisure, retail and community

  • At least 1,000 sqm of community floorspace
  • Kitchen gardens and outdoor events space
  • Retail space of up to 3,650 sqm

Local investment

  • In excess of £13m projected to be spent annually in the local area by the scheme’s employees and residents
  • The scheme will generate in the region of £38m in CIL payments
  • An investment of over £600m to bring the scheme forward

Job creation

  • Engagement with local schools, colleges and training providers to provide apprenticeships and work placements
  • Collaboration with local organisations e.g. Gospel Oak Job Hub to secure construction and operational employment opportunities
  • Scheme will generate up to 3,600 jobs once completed
  • The construction phase of the scheme will create approximately 475 construction full time equivalent jobs


Key planning documents

Please see below links to a number of key planning documents , which provide further information on our outline proposals.

  • Design and Access Statement: a document setting out the context for the development and the key design principles we have been following
  • Planning and Regeneration Statement: a summary of what is proposed as part of the outline planning application
  • Statement of Community Involvement: a document summarising the consultation activities undertaken prior to submission, as well as feedback received from the community and local stakeholders
  • Design Code: a document which sets out the rules and principles which will guide the design of development proposals at the future Reserved Matters Applications stage
  • Transport Assessment: a document assessing the potential impacts of the outline proposals in terms of local traffic and transport services

The application has now been withdrawn. This has been done to allow for further consultation and revisions to the plans in response to the feedback received.

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Please note that the outline planning application for Murphy’s Yard has now been withdrawn. This has been done to allow for further consultation and revisions to the plans in response to the feedback received.