CGI of the planned residential buildings on site.

CGI of the planned residential buildings on site.

CGI City of London Academy Shoreditch Park

CGI City of London Academy Shoreditch Park

CGI of the new Britannia Leisure Centre

CGI of the new Britannia Leisure Centre


40 Hyde Road

40 Hyde Road, London N1 5JU
Local Authority:
Mixed use

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

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The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
Hoxton Rail Station
Hoxton Rail Station
Eagle Wharf Road
141, 21, 271, 76

News: (1)

The first phase housing on the Britannia Leisure Centre site project is being put back a year due to delays associated with planning for Crossrail 2, says Hackney Council.

The 93 new homes - 81 for Council social rent and shared ownership, and 12 for private sale - are now expected to be built by summer 2022.

Construction of the new leisure centre and school is going ahead as planned, with both expected to open in 2021.

In December 2018, the Crossrail 2 team presented the Council with new proposals for the alignment of tunnels under Shoreditch Park which would have meant the affordable homes could not be built as planned. The previous alignment wouldn’t have impacted on the homes, but would have required a permanent vent shaft building on Shoreditch Park. Following discussions, a revised alignment has now been presented which does not affect the new homes nor necesitate a permanent vent shaft on the park. However, reaching this agreement has delayed the process of procuring a contractor, pushing back the housebuilding timeline.

Under the original timeline the most disruptive works were due to take place on the Shoreditch Park Primary School playground during summer holidays in 2019. Now, they would have to start during the autumn term if that timeline was to be maintained, causing significant disruption to the school, so the decision has been taken to push the build programme back to 2020.

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney, commented: “It’s disappointing that these Council-built genuinely affordable homes won’t be ready as soon as we had planned, but I have been lobbying hard to defend Shoreditch Park from being impacted by Crossrail 2 construction and to minimise the disruption to local residents. Delaying these badly needed homes wasn’t an easy decision, but the disruption which would now be caused to Shoreditch Park Primary School if we pushed ahead to try to meet the original timeline would be unacceptable for pupils and teachers. The remainder of the project is not affected and the bigger picture is that the much-needed new school and leisure centre - a facility fit for the 21st Century and the diverse needs of Hackney’s communities - are still set to open in 2021 as planned."

01/03/2019 13:59 by Buildington

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