The Council is developing the site of the former Tower Court Estate. We are building new, well-designed homes for social renting and shared ownership, as well as for private sale which pay for the whole development.
Adam Khan Architects were appointed by the Council in September 2015 to design the new homes, alongside Muf Architecture/Art who are designing the landscape and public space. The brief to the design team was to provide:
- around 130 well-designed homes
- generous private outdoor space (gardens or balconies) for all homes
- informal outdoor space for doorstep play
- secure bike parking for all homes
- a new depot for the Hatzola ambulance service (the Jewish-led fast-response volunteer service) to serve the local community
In addition, the design must:
- respect the site's historic surroundings
- create a new frontage to Clapton Common
- encourage a sense of community and shared identity
- pay attention to details that improve residents' daily lives
The architects will be consulting extensively with the local community in the coming months through a series of events and workshops. We have used the feedback we received from public consultation in the winter and springto inform the design:
The new homes are expected to be completed by the end of 2018. Once built, the homes will be managed by the Council, not a housing association. All former Tower Court tenants of the Council have a right to return to a newly-built Council home for social renting. The homes for social renting and shared ownership will be allocated according to local needs in accordance with Council and government guidelines.
Tower Court is part of the Council's estate regeneration programme across 18 sites, building 2,760 homes. Council tenants have a right to return, with shared equity and shared ownership options for leaseholders. Over 33% of homes will be for Council social renting and 18% for shared ownership, with the rest needed for private sale to help fund works in the absence of government funding. So far 201 for social rent, 20 for shared equity and shared ownership, and 47 for private sale have been built.
- estate regeneration programme [pdf, 246.99Kb]
- Hackney Regeneration Estates Leaseholder and Freeholder Options Pack (PDF, 1.8MB) [pdf, 1.85Mb]
- Tower Court consultation boards March 2016 [pdf, 9.68Mb]
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