Work starts on new 100% affordable Clapton Park council homes
Nearly 30 families are one step closer to genuinely affordable new homes after Hackney Council construction work to replace a disused boiler house got underway in Clapton Park.
The 26 new homes in Pedro Street – half for social rent and half for shared ownership – include a mix of family-sized and smaller properties designed to meet local housing needs, with local people offered first dibs on moving into them.
The project, part of the Council’s not-for-profit programme to build thousands of new homes itself across the borough, will also improve nearby public spaces to link the new properties to Gilpin Square.
More than half of the new homes Hackney Council is building across the borough are for genuinely affordable social rent and shared ownership, paid for by the sale of some homes outright in the absence of government funding.
Hackney is building genuinely affordable homes for the people that need them, and it’s fantastic to see yet another project get underway.
Rather than selling off land to developers, building these homes ourselves means we can ensure they’re designed with and for the families that will live in them, despite the lack of any direct Government funding to build council homes.
Replacing the disused boiler house with council and shared ownership homes will ensure more local residents get a place to call home and that the area looks and feels better for everyone.
The new homes, which all have a balcony or terrace and access to a new shared garden, are due to be completed in 2022.
Since 2011, the Council has completed 981 new homes, with 54% for social rent, shared ownership and living rent.
For more information, visit hackney.gov.uk/building