Nightingale Estate

Clapton E5
Mixed use development

Key Details

Downs Road, London E5 8QH
Use Classes


Nightingale Estate is a residential-led development in Clapton, London E5.

The new development comprises 400 mixed tenure dwellings with 232m2 of mixed retail/cafe floorspace (A1/A3 use) in three retail units, a new community centre of 453sqm (D1 use) and a new management office of 62sqm (B1 use). The ground floor of 22-storey Seaton Point will be refurbished.

The residential component will comprise a series of five and
six storey north-south aligned duel mansion blocks with private and shared landscaped gardens.

- 52 council homes for social rent
- 72 council homes for shared ownership
- the remainder is for private sale to help pay for them with little government funding for social housing

2018 December - The demolition contractor H Smith completed the demolition of the buildings around Nightingale
2017 - Construction started.
2017 January - Designs for the 400 homes at the 2ha site on the Nightingale Estate – which followed years of consultation with local residents – were agreed by the Council’s Planning Committee.
2016 - Planning application is submitted to the Hackney Council ref. no. 2016/2841.

Local residents spent more than two years contributing to the design of the new homes and public spaces, led by award-winning practice Karakusevic Carson Architects, together with Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects, Stephen Taylor Architects and Townshend Landscape Architects.

The Estate In 2017

In 2017 The Nightingale Estate is a large, predominantly residential estate, situated to north of Hackney Downs, east of Rectory Road and west of Lower Clapton Road, in the ward of Hackney Downs. It covers a total area of over 9ha and has a mix of low, medium and high-rise housing, predominantly built between 1960 and 2008.

In addition to varied residential buildings, there is a parade of former shops located on Olympus Square, which also includes a public park and play area. There are a number of community buildings located at the centre of the estate, which are used by local community groups on a temporary basis.

The Nightingale Estate is principally in the Council’s ownership, however, parts of the estate are owned and managed by Southern Housing Group and a small number of properties by Bangla Housing Association.

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