Kings Crescent

Overlooking Clissold Park in Stoke Newington, the Kings Crescent Estate is being transformed over 2 stages with hundreds of new council homes, improvements to existing homes and new amenities that will benefit both new and current residents.

Kings Crescent

A large area of the Kings Crescent Estate has long been empty after previous regeneration attempts, intended to address poor quality homes and a street layout that made the estate feel unsafe, proved unsuccessful.

We're now putting this right, having agreed a full masterplan that will see the vacant land transformed with new homes, refurbishment of the existing homes and in a safer, more open environment better connected with the surrounding areas.

The full masterplan will see up to 492 new homes built, including:

  • 97 council homes social rent
  • 111 homes for shared ownership
  • the remainder for outright sale to help pay for them with little government funding for social housing

The first phase of the project was completed in 2017, with 273 new homes completed.

The social rent homes will be allocated to families on our housing waiting list, with priority for residents in priority need living close to the development sites.

The shared ownership, and the outright sale homes in the second stage of the project, will be sold by our in-house sales team, Hackney Sales, in accordance with our sales and marketing principles.

The shared ownership homes are prioritised for people living and working in Hackney who are unable to afford to buy a home outright but are unlikely to be prioritised for social housing.

As well as the new homes, 275 current homes are receiving improvement works, including the installation of 'winter gardens' and balconies on homes that previously have had no private outdoor space of their own.

The first phase of the project was completed in 2017, with 101 homes refurbished.

The design team is led by Karakusevic Carson Architects working with Henley Halebrown and muf architecture/art.

The homes have been designed to make the most of views over Clissold Park without having a negative impact on the existing homes, and the first phase won the prestigious New London Architecture Mayor's Prize and a RIBA National Award.

In the first stage we worked with construction partner Higgins Construction to build the development and sales partner Higgins Homes who marketed the homes for outright sale.

The planning application for the final phase of the regeneration was submitted in May 2019, and is expected to be considered by the Council’s Planning Committee in autumn 2019.

The proposals for the new homes include 28 Council homes for social rent, 75 homes for shared ownership and 116 for outright sale to help pay for them in the absence of significant government funding. The plans also include refurbishing 174 existing homes.

This followed months of consultation with local residents on the design of the new and refurbished homes.

Subject to planning permission, work is expected to start in 2020 and be completed in 2023.

Information for residents

Information boards from consultation on the final phase

Further information


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