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Hackney grants approval for Kennaway estate regeneration

Words: Huw Morris
Kennaway Estate / Waugh Thistleton Architects

The London Borough of Hackney has granted permission to Southern Housing Group to regenerate the Kennaway estate.

The scheme, designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects, will deliver 61 homes, enhance the natural landscape and create designated pedestrian routes, play spaces, cycle storage facilities and other amenities. It also comprises new workspace and a community centre.

The 12 existing homes at Taverner House would be replaced by the homes of between one and four bedrooms. More than 50 per cent of the new homes provided would be affordable, comprising a mix of tenures including social rent, Hackney living rent, shared ownership, and outright sale.

Southern Housing Group consulted extensively with estate residents and neighbours during the design development, which comprises three distinct volumes linked by external walkways, and seven townhouses that echo the form and character of adjacent Victorian terraces as well as its context overlooking Clissold Park.

Image credit | Waugh Thistleton Architects