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Archer Road (King Pin Square)

King Pin Square is a redevelopment of an ageing neighbourhood centre that consisted of a derelict pub, two shops, nine hard to let flats and a community centre.

The King Pin public house

The community centre was relocated to the nearby Hampson Park, where as well as increasing the range of activities on offer, it has opened a community café to support the users of the park.

The first phase of the project saw the two long-established shops, a pharmacy and a Londis, were moved into new facilities in a block of 8 apartments that residents moved into in 2016.

Shops and flats above at Archer Road

The second phase of the project completed in July 2017, consists of a further 9 apartments and 13 family houses designed around a central courtyard and public square, showcasing the original 1960s sculpture ‘The King Pin’.

Demolition and Construction of Archer RoadArcher Road finished views of the exterior and interior

The whole site remains in the ownership of the Council, and the homes are all available for Social Rent.