Hackney,
06
February
2019
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17:33
Europe/London

Building new Council homes – work underway to transform underused land

The Mayor of Hackney helped construction teams start work on dozens of new genuinely affordable Council homes to replace an abandoned pub and block of ageing bedsits.

Philip Glanville joined apprentice assistant site manager Micah Senior to mark the beginning of building work on the Frampton Park Estate, where the long-closed former Frampton Arms pub and Well Street’s Lyttleton House are making way for 10 new Council homes for social rent and 25 for shared ownership.

New landscaping, play areas, waste and recycling improvements and cycle storage facilities will also be provided as part of the work, which also includes 10 homes for outright sale to help cover the cost of building new social housing.

These projects are part of plans to build nearly 2,000 new homes, three schools and a leisure centre that the Council will deliver itself between 2018 and 2022 – with more than half of the new housing for genuinely affordable social rent and shared ownership.

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney
Hackney is building new Council housing right across our borough, and it was fantastic to see work start on Frampton Park, where local people have helped design these high-quality new homes.

Despite receiving barely any government funding, I’m proud that we’re building thousands of genuinely affordable homes for those that need them most – including for residents in housing need here on Frampton Park who will have first dibs on the new Council homes.
Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney

The pub, on the corner of Well Street and Frampton Park Road, closed in 2002 and was demolished in 2012. Lyttelton House, a small block of six bedsits that didn't meet modern standards, was demolished in 2018. Work on the new homes is set to be completed next year.

Mayor Glanville joined builders to put together one of the first vertical steel columns on the project.

We were delighted to welcome Mayor Glanville and the Hackney team to celebrate this important milestone on our Frampton Arms development.

Guildmore are proud to be working in partnership with Hackney Council and Pellings on the delivery of this exciting new development which we hope will go some way to providing much needed homes, together with training and employment opportunities, in this thriving borough.
Peter O’Connor, Head of Pre-Construction & Compliance at the Council’s contractor, Guildmore

The Council will shortly start consultation with residents on proposals to transform two other underused sites on the estate – the Frampton Park Community Hall and the garages next to Tradescant House – into around 60 more new homes, with around two-thirds for social rent and shared ownership.

For more information, visit the Hackney is Building pages or the Frampton Park page