Empty garages and a car park transformed into much-needed new homes
- The Mandeville Street project team with Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville (front left), Cllr Lynne Troughton (front centre) and Cllr Guy Nicholson (front right)
- Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville (front left) and Cllr Guy Nicholson (front right) with the project team at Daubeney Road
- The Mandeville Street development
- Inside the new homes at Mandeville Street
- Inside the new homes at Daubeney Road
Twelve local families will be moving into brand new Council homes in Clapton this spring as the first homes in a new initiative to transform underused Council land with much-needed new social housing nears completion.
Underused garages and a car park at Mandeville Street and Daubeney Road on the Clapton Park Estate have been transformed into 22 much-needed new homes – including 12 for social rent and six for shared ownership – as part of Hackney Council’s ambitious housebuilding plans programme.
In the coming weeks, residents are expected to move into their new homes in Mandeville Street, which includes five social rent and six shared ownership homes, with Daubeney Road set to complete in the next few months.
Although only small developments, these homes prove that Hackney is building for those that need it the most. Over the next few months, we will see families move into these modern, sustainable and well designed homes – which are nearly all for social rent and Shared Ownership.
Not only will both of these projects provide homes for nearby residents whose current home doesn’t meet their needs, but also much-needed new housing for families across the borough, better investment in public spaces and a new sustainable community garden.
Despite the challenges caused by Brexit, coronavirus and a continued lack of government funding for social housing, Hackney is building the next generation of Council homes that our borough needs.
These add to the more than 1,500 homes started or completed by the Council since May 2018 – despite the challenges caused by Brexit, the coronavirus pandemic and the continued absence of government funding. More than half the homes the Council builds are for genuinely affordable Council social rent, shared ownership or Hackney Living Rent.
The Council’s building plans have been boosted by £17.5m of Mayor of London funding, with proposals to use this to build an initial 100 social rent homes approved by the Council’s Cabinet last month.
It doesn’t stop there. The Council are now developing plans for even more new Council homes for the future and are asking residents to shape how and where these should be built to ensure local people both support these plans and are the first to benefit from them.
To have your say and help keep Hackney building, visit: keephackneybuilding.commonplace.is
For more information on the Clapton Park sites please visit hackney.gov.uk/clapton-park
Watch below to hear more from Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville at Mandeville Street.