Client: Berkeley Homes (South East London) Ltd
The 12th of March saw the groundbreaking ceremony for Woodberry Down - a major regeneration project in the heart of Hackney.
Woodberry Down comprises four sites in Hackney on which Berkeley Homes is committed to providing 1,300 new homes, of which 50% will be affordable. The development is part of a wider regeneration scheme for over 4,300 homes in the area. Both the affordable and the private housing units share the same quality, design and access to amenities such as a crèche, a community centre and restaurants as well as public pathways to the reservoir waterfront.
The scheme is based on the Parker Morris +10% area standards and meets the Lifetime Homes requirements and will achieve Level 4 Code for Sustainable Homes. This is a long term regeneration project involving the re-housing of existing tenants and building new private and affordable housing. The brief for the affordable housing was developed through extensive consultation and workshops with Hackney Homes, the Estates Development Committee and the local community.