Stamford Hill,

Stamford Hill Clockhouse sale to help bring building back into use

Businesses and organisations in Stamford Hill will be encouraged to come forward with new ideas for the Clockhouse building after the Council agreed plans to sell the former housing office.

The building at 149 Stamford Hill includes two floors of currently unused offices previously operated by the Council’s housing teams and with privately-owned homes above. 

A proposal to sell the building was approved by the Council’s Cabinet on 11 September, which will allow  businesses or other groups to come forward with new uses for a building in a pivotal location in the heart of Stamford Hill back, an area with significant demand for spaces for community and commercial uses.

 Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney

We recognise the value this facility has had to residents in Stamford Hill and the north of the borough, but we also have a responsibility to ensure assets like this do not sit empty long-term – creating a financial burden on the Council and an opportunity missed for our high streets.

Stamford Hill is a growing town centre with a huge demand for space by community groups and businesses. We are therefore particularly keen to promote this opportunity to organisations with a presence in Stamford Hill and with ideas that could add to the town centre and benefit local residents.

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney

Following the decision, the Council will begin marketing the sale of the building in the coming weeks. Organisations with strong links to Stamford Hill who can use the facility to benefit the town centre and local community will in particular be urged to come forward. 

In the meantime, enquiries and expressions of interest can be sent to