Background to the regeneration of the Haggerston West and Kingsland estate
Residents of the Haggerston West and Kingsland Estates have been campaigning for the regeneration of their estates for many years. Some residents have been campaigning for improvement works on the estates since the late eighties. This finally resulted in the lobbying of then Housing Minister Yvette Cooper MP, who visited the estate at the request of residents in November 2006.
L&Q's involvement dates back to 2003 when we were invited to compete to become the preferred partner to work with residents and Hackney Council to develop plans for the regeneration of the estates. L&Q won the bid, and the work to develop plans began in earnest.
L&Q has been working with the London Borough of Hackney and central government to develop the proposals. In November last year gap funding of £8.5 million was agreed, which was the final step needed to make the plans for redevelopment happen. Proposals for the estate involve:
- Redeveloping the whole estate of 480 flats over two phases
- Rebuilding a mixture of affordable homes with shared ownership and homes for sale, making 761 homes in total on the redeveloped site
All current secure tenants will be able to come back to the area if they wish. Residential leaseholders also have several options including the opportunity to buy a share of a new home on the estate.