21 April 2021
Walrond House shortlisted for two Inside Housing Development Awards
Anchor Hanover’s Walrond House housing scheme in Hackney, London, has been shortlisted for two awards in this year’s Inside Housing Development Awards.
The Inside Housing Development Awards celebrate the very best residential developments across the UK from the past two years. Walrond House has been shortlisted for the Best Development (Urban-London) and Best Regeneration Project (Urban) awards.
Located in Newington Green in Hackney, Walrond House 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. The scheme, completed in August 2020, also includes the regeneration of three retail units and a new resource centre to meet the community’s needs.
Walrond House is run by Anchor Hanover, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for people in later life. The site 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.
Anchor Hanover’s Senior Development Manager, Nick Hodgskin, said:
We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted in two categories for the Inside Housing Development Awards! Walrond House is a truly unique redevelopment project combining a residential project with the redevelopments 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.
The Inside Housing Development Awards winners will be announced in November.