Description of 40 Hyde Road
40 Hyde Road is a mixed-use development of a new leisure centre, secondary school and new homes on the site of the Britannia Leisure Centre near Shoreditch Park in London N1.
The plans include:
- A new, state-of-the-art leisure centre featuring two new training pools and a leisure water – for children and families – with water features and a flume a public café and toilets (that will be open for use by Shoreditch Park), a six-court sports hall, crèche and soft play area, sauna and steam room, fitness suite and flexible studio spaces, 4 squash courts, 2 five-a-side pitches and 2 tennis courts
- A new, much-needed secondary school and sixth form with 1,140 places to meet demand for school places in Hackney
- Up to 481 new homes, 81 of which will be genuinely affordable, to help meet increasing demand for housing
Other facilities and improvements, including a café and toilets (available to park users), a public square, new entrance to the park, and tree planting to make the area more biodiverse and green.
The new buildings will be placed on the site of the existing Britannia Leisure Centre, the existing asphalt tennis courts and the site of the Hoxton Press marketing suite.
2019 - Construction at the leisure centre and school starts in early 2019.
2018 - Planning permission granted for the development. The London Borough of Hackney was advised by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design.
1. Tibbalds tibbalds.co.uk