12 November 2021
Anchor win Best Urban Regeneration Project at the Inside Housing Development Award
Anchor has been announced as winner at the 2021 Inside Housing Development Awards in the Best Urban Regeneration Project for our housing development Walrond House in Hackney, London.
The Inside Housing Development Awards celebrate the very best residential developments across the UK from the past two years.
The winning development, Walrond House located in Newington Green in Hackney, is an intergenerational housing scheme consisting of 72 residential apartments, of which 28 are affordable rent apartments for older people, 12 shared ownership and 32 outright sale non-age restricted apartments. Working closely with Hackney Council, the Greater London Assembly and the local community, Anchor completed the development in August 2020.
Walrond House combines the redevelopment of an existing sheltered housing block with two pieces of land owned by Hackney Council to create a striking multi-use development which offers double the number of homes as on the previous site. It also includes the regeneration of three retail units and a new resource centre to meet the community’s needs. The design is carefully considered to ensure efficient use for the site whilst respecting the neighbouring properties and enhancing the surrounding townscape.
Last month the development also took home the Small Development of the Year award at the 2021 HealthInvestor UK Senior Housing Awards.
Nick Hodgskin, Senior Development Manager at Anchor, said:
We’re absolutely thrilled to have won Best Urban Regeneration Project at the Inside Housing Development Awards! Walrond House is a unique redevelopment project combining a residential project with the redevelopment of a large urban block including existing public and community spaces. It has had a huge impact on many different groups and is truly an intergenerational project.
Winning this award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our colleagues at Anchor who create places where people love living in later life.