Southern Housing Group, one of the largest housing associations in the south east, has been given the go ahead to build nine new homes on Nightingale Estate on Rendlesham Road in Hackney.
The Group has been helping to redevelop Nightingale Estate since 1999, and has contributed to a youth activities project, a nursery training scheme, and a community recycling scheme.
In addition to the community regeneration, the Group has also built 364 new homes on the estate.
Regional Development Manager for Southern Housing Group, Emma Brown, said that there was a huge need to create new homes in Hackney.
“We are very proud to be able to create much-needed affordable housing for local people, which is especially important in London.”
“This latest development will complement the other work we’ve done at Nightingale Estate and represents our ongoing commitment to ensuring we offer people the opportunity to live in high quality, affordable homes,” said Emma.
“Future residents who would otherwise be priced out of the neighbourhood will either be able to get a foot on the property ladder by purchasing a share of a property through our shared ownership option, or rent a home at below average cost for the area.”
The new homes being built on the estate will consist of four one-bedroom, two two-bedroom homes and three three-bedroom properties.
Established contractor, Bugler Developments, will build the new properties and aim to start working on the site next month, with the new homes ready for residents in early 2016.