A fair recovery for Woodberry Down – organisations sought for brand new community space

Community-focused organisations are being sought for an exciting new space in the heart of Woodberry Down to help ensure local residents are put first in one of Europe’s largest regeneration projects.

The 8,000 square foot multi-use space overlooking the brand new Spring Park and the Woodberry Wetlands west reservoir was previously earmarked as a commercial space. The Council, working with the local community, partners and Woodberry Down Community Organisation, have now secured the site for social and community benefits to help deliver on commitments for a fair recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and support the local economy. 

Charities, social enterprises and community organisations are being invited to put forward proposals, for all or part of the unit, that can make the most of this new space to benefit both Woodberry Down residents and the wider community. Working with the Woodberry Down Community Organisation, the Council has secured this space for a use with social and community benefits. This is a pivotal building in a key location, and has the potential to help contribute to the long-term ambitions for the borough.

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney

The new space in Woodberry Down has been hard won, and offers a unique opportunity for local businesses, community groups and social enterprises to place themselves at the heart of one of the largest estates in London. 

Offering this space as part of the Woodberry Down project shows that responsible regeneration goes beyond just housing, but also working with the community to help deliver a fair recovery from the pandemic and ensure local people are the first to benefit from change. 

We’re keen to continue to provide affordable spaces for social enterprises and voluntary sector community organisations in Council-owned buildings. This is just one of the ways we’re ensuring that we are rebuilding a fairer Hackney.

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney

Since 2009 over 2,000 new homes have been built at Woodberry Down, including 533 for social rent and 281 shared ownership, and a further 117 social rent homes currently under construction. As well as new homes, the regeneration has delivered a new secondary school, community facilities, new parks, youth hub and the reopening of the stunning Woodberry Wetlands. Woodberry Down is one of Europe’s biggest single-site estate regeneration projects, and is led by a partnership of Hackney Council, Berkeley Homes, Notting Hill Genesis, Woodberry Down Community Organisation and the Manor House Development Trust.

To find out more or apply to take over the space, please visit hackney.gov.uk/property or contact WoodberryDown.RegenerationTeam@hackney.gov.uk

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