Future of Hillington Square

The next chapter for Hillington Square

Welcome to our consultation website to showcase Freebridge Community Housing’s emerging plans for the next phases of the Hillington Square redevelopment

The regeneration of the estate has been ongoing since 2012 and to date has delivered 190 apartments in four refurbished blocks. We now want to complete the award-winning project started with Hemmingway Design.

Initial proposals for the redevelopment of the remaining parts of Hillington Square were refused planning permission by King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council in 2021.

Since this time Freebridge Community Housing has expanded the design team in order to deliver an improved Hillington Square. We believe the new plans address the concerns raised previously by residents, planners and elected members at the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.

The new scheme seeks to refurbish Vicarage and Farrow House and redevelop the residential blocks known as Chestnut, Aitken and Norris House as well as the Providence Street Community Centre to the rear of Hillington Square.

The scheme that is now being presented is not final and may be subject to further change, but Freebridge Community Housing is confident that the design approach advocated is right for the site. We now want to hear your thoughts on the overall design approach and direction of travel.

Our consultation has now closed, but you can still submit comments using the contact details below.

We value your feedback and will now review this and look to incorporate it where possible as we develop our plans further.

There will be a further update to local community ahead of submitting a planning application where we will share more detailed plans.

Our vision

70 new homes, comprising 67 flats and three houses

Environmentally friendly homes

A range of community spaces

A safer and more secure estate

High-quality landscaping and public realm based on the idea of ‘Healthy Streets’

A mixture of one-, two- and three-bed homes

Sensitive design, respecting local heritage

Improved car and cycle parking, including electric vehicle charging points

Have Your Say


Thank you for attending our in-person events at the Providence Street Community Centre on Thursday 26th May and Saturday 28th May. You can view the exhibition boards by clicking on the link below.


We hosted a webinar on Wednesday 25th May, featuring a presentation from the project team and a question-and-answer session.

You can watch a recording below.


Thank you for your feedback. Our consultation survey has now closed.