New ambulance station for ‘lifesaving’ volunteer group
Volunteer paramedics have welcomed a deal that will see them expand their lifesaving work by moving into new Stamford Hill premises as part of Hackney Council’s ambitious regeneration programme.
Hatzola of North London, an organisation that provides emergency medical treatment in the borough run by a team of dedicated members, is set to move into a bigger, modern ambulance station as part of the Council’s redevelopment of the Tower Court Estate by Clapton Common.
The agreement, approved in principle by the Council’s Cabinet, will see the charity take a lease, on commercial terms, of a ground and first floor space in the new development – which will deliver more than 130 new homes. The proposals were approved by the Council’s Planning Committee last night.
The project is part of Hackney’s Estate Regeneration Programme, which will see nearly 3,000 properties built at 18 sites across the borough – with more than half for social rent and shared ownership.
I’m delighted that Hatzola will be expanding into a bigger, better station as part of this fantastic regeneration project, which will mean their lifesaving work helps more people in Hackney.
Regeneration is about more than just new bricks and mortar, and partnering with local residents and organisations like this helps make sure that the thousands of much-needed new homes we’re building are rooted in their community.
Despite receiving no government funding for new social housing, we’re determined to build thousands of new genuinely affordable homes ourselves for local people struggling with rocketing rents and house prices.
The development includes a number of larger family homes for social rent and other tenures. Through extensive consultation, the Council and the architects worked hard to find common ground between Haredi households and other large households – whether they are adults sharing or large families from all cultures. This close working with local residents means the homes are generously-sized and suitable for families from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Under the lease, Hatzola will move from their current base in nearby Rookwood Road to the new development. The charity’s trained members aim to provide treatment within minutes of a call, as well as providing ongoing care for residents with chronic medical conditions.
We welcome this exciting opportunity presented to us by Hackney Council for the development and growth of Hatzola.
We look forward to working in larger and improved facilities, which will have a wide-ranging impact on the services we deliver for the community.
The designs were a collaboration between Adam Khan Architects, muf architecture, Tom Stebbing Architects and Daisy Froud. Construction work will begin next year.