Description of Kings Crescent
Kings Crescent Estate regeneration in London N16.
2019 November - Hackney Planning Committee gives the go ahead for the Council’s plans to develop Phases 3 and 4 of the King’s Crescent Estate in Hackney Council. Tibbalds Planning and Design led the planning process, working closely with Karakusevic Carson and Henley Halebrown Architects.
219 new homes will be created across six blocks ranging from six to 11 storeys, with a further 174 homes refurbished. No existing homes will be demolished – a comprehensive plan for the improvement of the existing blocks forms an integral part of the application proposals.
The homes will provide a mix of tenures in line with the Borough’s requirements, including 28 new social rented and 75 new shared ownership units.
A new community centrewill be at the heart of the estate alongside a new public square. Flexible workspace and new retail space – a total of 2,153 sq ft (200 sq m) – on the Green Lanes frontage will encourage activity within this key area.
Residential courtyards, new play space, extensive public realm improvements, pedestrian and cycle connections, and tree planting are also part of the approved proposals.
The first phase of the project Clissold Quarter was completed in 2017, with 273 new homes completed.