Hackney,
06
October
2016
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13:35
Europe/London

Derelict pub site to become affordable housing

An abandoned pub and block of ageing bedsits on the Frampton Park Estate will be transformed into 45 modern new homes as part of Hackney Council’s ambitious regeneration programme.

The former Frampton Arms pub, demolished in 2009, and Lyttleton House, a block of bedsits on Well Street that do not meet modern Council standards, will make way for high-quality properties for social rent, shared ownership and outright sale after the Council’s scheme won planning permission last month.

The regeneration plans follow close consultation with local residents and architects on designs.

New play areas, waste and recycling improvements and cycle storage facilities will also be provided as part of the work, which is due to start next year.

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney
I’m delighted that working closely with residents we’re helping to deliver the new generation of genuinely affordable housing Hackney needs.

We’re building more social housing than anywhere else in London, and our regeneration programme will bring thousands more properties to help our borough’s families find an affordable place a call home.
Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney

The project forms part of the Council’s estate regeneration programme, which is one of the UK’s biggest and will see nearly 3,000 new homes on 18 estates – replacing old Council homes that are uneconomical to repair. This unique self-funding programme will see at least half of the new homes built be for genuinely affordable social rent and for shared ownership – with some homes for outright sale to help pay for them in the absence of any Government funding.