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Plans submitted for £200m Nightingale Estate regeneration

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Karakusevic Carson, Henley Halebrown Rorrison and Stephen Taylor Architects have submitted plans to overhaul the Nightingale Estate in Hackney, east London

PROJECT DATA • MASTERPLAN

The 400-home scheme will be built on derelict land within the Clapton housing estate.

The £200 million project features a mix of social rented housing, shared ownership homes, and homes for private sale and includes improvements to the public realm throughout the estate, a new community centre, café and shops.

It is the third phase of the estate’s revamp and earlier phases have included the demolition of four towers, the construction of 275 affordable homes and the refurbishment of 397 council homes.

Philip Glanville, deputy mayor of Hackney, said: ‘We’ve worked closely with local people for the last few years to put their ambitions at the heart of our designs – including providing homes for social rent – and I’m pleased so many residents have backed these plans. 

‘Our ambitious regeneration programme will build thousands of new homes across Hackney to ease the capital’s housing crisis – with more than half of them genuinely affordable for local families.’

Nick Ecob, associate at Karakusevic Carson Architects, added: ’The proposals are the product of and fruitful and rewarding collaboration between four like-minded practices and the Nightingale Residents. From the outset, the council have shown a strong commitment to the long term success of the Nightingale Community and the delivery of an exemplar regeneration project. 

’The Nightingale Regeneration has the potential to form a new model for medium rise, high density housing which puts the creation of a highly sociable residential neighbourhood at its heart.’

If planning permission is granted, the scheme is set to start on site later this year.

Nightingale Estate by Karakusevic Carson, Henley Halebrown Rorrison and Stephen Taylor Architects

Nightingale Estate by Karakusevic Carson, Henley Halebrown Rorrison and Stephen Taylor Architects

Masterplan

Nightingale Estate by Karakusevic Carson, Henley Halebrown Rorrison and Stephen Taylor Architects

Nightingale Estate by Karakusevic Carson, Henley Halebrown Rorrison and Stephen Taylor Architects

Project data

Location Hackney, London
Type of project estate regeneration
Architects Karakusevic Carson, Henley Halebrown Rorrison, Stephen Taylor Architects
Landscape architect Townshend Landscape Architects
Budget £200 million

Nightingale Estate by Karakusevic Carson, Henley Halebrown Rorrison and Stephen Taylor Architects

Nightingale Estate by Karakusevic Carson, Henley Halebrown Rorrison and Stephen Taylor Architects

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  • My objection in principle to this scheme and that of many other similar schemes on council estates is that by its very nature it reduces the volume of council housing.

    They are not I note from the above article building the private sale and shared ownership property on land to be found without the estate and building only council homes within the estate boundary.

    If challenged they would no doubt argue the need for, wait for it, mixed tenure, while being both hypocritical and wilfully blind and deaf to the argument that in turn, private owners elsewhere in the borough ought to have their back gardens CPO'd for more private housing.

    After all, if it's ok to increase the density and/or use free land on a council estate why is it not then ok to do the same beyond the estate?

    This daylight robbery of our shared inheritance goes on unstopped and we stand by and watch.

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