Final brick laid at Hackney Council housing development

Dozens of modern new homes moved a step closer as the Mayor of Hackney laid the final brick at the latest project to transform empty land in Hackney Council’s ambitious regeneration programme.

The construction milestone at the King Edwards Road scheme, at the junction with Tyron Crescent, comes just a few months before 15 families move into completed Council homes for social rent at the development.

Part of the Council’s landmark 18-site Estate Regeneration Programme, the project will also include 17 homes for outright sale once complete, to help pay for new social housing in the absence of any government funding.

Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville joined local residents and staff from construction firm Linden Homes at a traditional ‘topping out’ ceremony on Friday as the development reached its highest point.

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney
I’m proud that Hackney has one of the biggest social housebuilding programmes in the country, delivering new, much-needed Council homes for local people.

That’s why I was delighted to join local residents to mark this latest milestone in building the thousands of homes our borough, and our city, so badly needs.
Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney

Before construction work on the mix of flats, houses and maisonettes began, the site had been derelict for nearly 20 years. It is due to be completed in the next few months.