Regeneration in Hackney
Residents of the Haggerston West and Kingsland Estates have been campaigning for the regeneration of their estates for many years. Some residents have been campaigning for improvement works on the estates since the late eighties. This finally resulted in the lobbying of then Housing Minister Yvette Cooper MP, who visited the estate at the request of residents in November 2006.
L&Q's involvement dates back to 2003 when we were invited to compete to become the preferred partner to work with residents and Hackney Council to develop plans for the regeneration of the estates. L&Q won the bid, and the work to develop plans began in earnest.
L&Q worked with the London Borough of Hackney and central government to develop the proposals. Gap funding of £8.5 million was agreed, and this was the final step needed to make the plans for redevelopment happen. Proposals for the estate involved:
- Redeveloping the whole estate of 480 flats over two phases
- Rebuilding a mixture of affordable homes with shared ownership and homes for sale, making 761 homes in total on the redeveloped site