New Council homes on the way in latest Hackney housing scheme
Work to build 28 new social rent homes in Homerton is now underway as Hackney Council’s ambitious plans for thousands of new Council homes reached a new milestone.
Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville was on hand as the Council’s construction partner Mulalley kicked off the 75-home development at Bridge House on Homerton High Street, which also includes 39 homes for shared ownership and eight homes for outright sale to help pay for the scheme.
The 28 social rent properties will provide a brand new replacement Council home - meeting modern design, space and sustainability standards - for existing residents on the same estate whose ageing homes are uneconomical to repair. The remainder will available to those on the Council’s housing waiting list or in temporary accommodation.
With 13,000 households on our housing waiting list and 3,000 families living in temporary accommodation, I’m delighted that these new homes are underway.
This development shows that Hackney is building and that our regeneration approach works. We’re providing both brand new Council homes for those whose current homes aren’t up to scratch alongside much needed additional homes for those most in need - all despite the complete absence of Government funding.
Bridge House is part of the Council’s 18-site estate regeneration programme which is providing almost 3,000 new homes, more than half of which are for social rent and shared ownership. Construction is due to be completed in late 2019.