Family homes for Hoxton hit new heights
Dozens of new homes for local families in Hoxton as part of a Hackney Council housebuilding project moved a step closer to completion this week as a key construction milestone was reached.
Former residents of St Leonard’s Court, in New North Road, joined Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville and Cllr Clayeon McKenzie, Cabinet Member for Housing Services, to see the progress being made in building the new homes they will move into and mark the completion of the block’s concrete frame by the Council’s contractors, Countryside.
Families will move into the 71 new homes next year, which include 15 new Council homes for social rent and eight for shared ownership.
Income generated from the sale of the other new homes will subsidise the delivery of the new Council homes, as well as social housing elsewhere in the borough, in the absence of sufficient Government funding for new Council housing.
Through its model of funding and building homes itself, rather than selling land to developers, Hackney Council will build nearly 2,000 new homes, three schools and a new leisure centre by 2022 – with over half of the new housing for social rent and shared ownership.
Hackney is building thousands of homes across the borough, and it was great to join residents to take a sneak peek at their new homes in Hoxton as they take shape.
We’re doing everything we can to build genuinely affordable Council housing despite a lack of government support, and rather than simply sell off land, some of the homes we’re building here will help us build hundreds of Council homes elsewhere in Hackney.
The new, high-quality homes will replace the original outdated bedsits on the site that no longer met modern standards. They will be a mix of one, two and three-bedroom homes, better matching the need for family-sized housing in the area.
The project will also include a central courtyard and roof terraces, with sustainable design features including a modern heating system, solar panels and a green roof.
Topping out is a significant milestone in the regeneration of St Leonard’s Court in Hoxton, and it is incredibly exciting to celebrate this together with Hackney Council. This project will make a vital contribution towards Hackney Council’s regeneration programme and we’re delighted to see this come to life.
Residents here will enjoy tranquil, sustainable living in the heart of Hoxton and we’re extremely proud to be creating places people will love.