United Living New Homes chosen to deliver £18.5 million regeneration scheme
United Living New Homes has been appointed by Southern Housing Group to deliver a key regeneration scheme in Stoke Newington, London.
The scheme involves the demolition of the existing building, Taverner House, and construction of two new buildings providing a total of 61 new homes. One block of 54 apartments is in three cores ranging from seven to five storeys, and one block of seven terrace houses at the rear of the estate is over three storeys.
The development aims to meet the needs of local residents by providing a mix of tenure types. In keeping with Southern Housing Group’s commitment to maximising the number of genuinely affordable homes across London, over half of these new homes will be affordable, well above the minimum requirement. This will be made up of a mix of social rent, London affordable rent, and shared-ownership/Hackney Living Rent. The remaining homes will be for private sale.
Two new communal spaces, one for large gatherings and one that can be used as a community workshop space, are also included within the project together with landscaping works to the wider Kennaway Estate. The scheme also includes sustainable transport infrastructure, with cycle spaces provided for residents to use.
Nick Tijou, Regional Managing Director at United Living New Homes South, said: “We are delighted to be working with Southern Housing Group, creating much needed homes for local residents.
“We have a proud history of delivering housing for local authorities across London, through our specialist local supply chain, and we are looking forward to the opportunity to generate local prosperity within the community.”
Luke Chandler, Southern Housing Group’s Development Director, said: “The regeneration at the Kennaway estate is a really exciting – we’ve worked closely with our residents and the local community to design a scheme that bring more, much-needed affordable housing to the borough, while improving the look of the local area.”
The project is scheduled to be completed by Spring 2024.