A ground breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction work at Dash Hoxton, St Leonard’s Court, has been held today by Countryside, one of the UK’s leading home builders specialising in placemaking and urban regeneration.
The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville; John Lumley, Director of Regeneration at Hackney Council; Karen Barke, Head of Estate Regeneration at Hackney Council and Councillor Carole Williams.
Countryside is working with Hackney Council to deliver the new £40m development at St Leonard’s Court, providing 71 new homes for social renting, shared ownership, and outright sale. 32% of the homes will be genuinely affordable, including 21% social rented and 11% shared ownership.
Situated along New North Road, the development is close to Shoreditch Park and the burgeoning Tech City, as well as Hoxton and Old Street stations. In addition to the three-bedroom Überhauses, residents of the one, two and three-bedroom apartments will have access to landscaped open space, bicycle storage facilities and a central courtyard with play facilities. The scheme has been designed to improve the health and wellbeing of local residents.
Andy Fancy, Managing Director for North and South London at Countryside Partnerships South, said:
“Today’s ground breaking is a significant step towards the construction of Dash Hoxton at St Leonard’s Court, which will make a vital contribution towards Hackney Council’s borough-wide 2,760-home estate regeneration programme.
“With a real mix of tenures and excellent communal facilities, Dash Hoxton will reinvigorate the community and forge greater cohesion in a highly desirable area of London.”
The architect for the scheme is Childs Graddon Lewis Architects.