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About the estate

York Way Estate is situated on the former site of the Metropolitan Cattle Market which was erected in 1855. The area on which the estate stands was used as lairs and pens for sheep hence the distinctive names of the blocks; Lambfold House, Kinefold House, Penfields House and Shepherd House.

The estate is situated on York Way between North Road and Market Road in the London host Borough of Islington, this estate comprises of 275 flats, in four blocks ranging in size from studios flats to three bedroom accommodation. There are also some mobility flats for residents with disabilities.

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Housing Estates Out of Hours Duty Line: 020 7256 6583

  • For URGENT estate issues (not repairs) outside office hours
  • Available Monday - Friday, 4pm - 8am
  • Plus all weekends and public holidays
  • During office hours, please contact your local estate office

Housing Repairs Line: 0800 035 0003

  • 24 hours, seven days a week
  • All faults can be reported Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm
  • Outside of these hours, only emergencies can be reported

What is an emergency repair?

An emergency property repair is any fault which threatens harm to persons or property.

To report non-emergency repairs, please email property services.

The estate has a community room available on the estate, contact the estate team to book.

Walkabouts and drop-ins are your opportunity to speak to your estate team to ask any questions or offer any suggestions to improve life on your estate. All residents are welcome.

For the walkabouts, residents can join estate staff on a walk around the estate where any areas of concern can be pointed out and discussed. Drop-ins will take place inside the Community Centre and also offer residents a chance to sit down with estate staff.

The next Estate Walkabouts will take place on:

5 May 2023 - 1 to 2pm

1 August 2023 - 6 to 7pm

Please meet at the estate office.

The Estate Drop-ins will alternate between the Holloway & York Way Community Centres on:

18 May - 5 to 7pm (York Way Community Centre)

17 August - 5 to 7pm (Holloway Community Centre)