30 June 2023
Bringing more homes to Hackney
Construction has officially commenced at our Newnton Close development, marking our fourth regeneration project in the Hackney area.
The new development off the Seven Sisters Road will see a collection of 76 one and two-bedroom high-quality apartments for people over the age of 55, of which 100 per cent will be classed as affordable in tenure.
Properties are expected to launch in autumn 2025, and the development will support the local community with affordable housing in perpetuity across the development. It will also offer an active programme for recruiting and retaining apprenticeship roles throughout the project in the various building trades, Green Economy roles, as well as within other non-construction-based operations.
Situated on the edge of the wider Woodberry Down estate, we are contributing to the transformation of the area which is creating 5,500 new homes as one of London’s largest estate regeneration projects. Newnton Close was previously a 28-unit building that was transferred from Council ownership to us in 2002. The building is being demolished and the site regenerated, to tie in with the wider Woodberry Down regeneration masterplan.
Nick Hodgskin, Senior Development Manager at Anchor, said:
With such high demand for homes for those in later life, the regeneration of this development is a fantastic opportunity for us to provide a new community for residents with affordable long-term sustainability being at the heart of the design process.
The start of construction at this exciting new development is a key step in helping Anchor to achieve its vision of creating 5,700 new homes over the next 10 years, and we are looking forward to being part of the exciting regeneration of Woodbury Down estate.
The two separate blocks are designed with a fabric first approach incorporating a number of sustainability features including air-source heat pumps and blue green roofs. This is in line with the GLA’s ‘Be seen’ guidance, to achieve net zero carbon buildings. The site will have a 76 per cent carbon reduction and a net biodiversity gain of 46 per cent.
The scheme also creates a substantial increase in Urban Green Factor (UGF). UGF is a measure used to assess the required amount of urban greening for new developments, specifically relating to gains in surface permeability and biodiversity. The UGF of the proposed scheme demonstrates a 218 per cent increase from the existing site.
Ideal for those desiring a vibrant and well-connected location, Newnton Close will offer natural city living and, with a brief 10-minute walk from Manor House underground station, makes travel into other parts of London quick and easy with journey times of under one hour to Victoria and to St Pancras.
Finsbury Park, a busy multicultural neighbourhood centred on its namesake park is also close by, offering walking paths, a lake and music festivals in the summer, allowing easy access to quality outdoor living.
For more information on our affordable homes being built at Newnton Close and to register your interest, please email [email protected]
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