Construction starts on latest Hackney Council housing
Ambitious plans to build thousands of new Council homes across the borough took another step forward this week as work started on a Hackney Council regeneration scheme in Stoke Newington.
Four new Council homes for social rent, as well as three homes for outright sale to help pay for them, are being built to replace a poor-quality former housing block at Aikin Court, in Barbauld Road, which was suffering from subsidence.
The project is part of the Council’s landmark Estate Regeneration Programme, which will see nearly 3,000 homes built at 18 sites across the borough – replacing ageing properties that are economically unviable to repair.
Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney, visited the site this week to see construction work get underway.
“Local residents have long campaigned for this derelict block to be demolished, so I’m delighted that we’ve started work to turn an eyesore into new Council housing that will help local families most in need of somewhere to live.
In the absence of any government funding for social housing, we’re determined to do everything we can to build genuinely affordable homes for Hackney’s residents.
Our city only works when the people who make its economy tick can afford to live and work here. This latest step in our ambitious regeneration programme will help make that happen for more families in Hackney.
Construction work is due to be completed next year.