Repurposing Council-owned land

Closed 29 Feb 2024

Opened 11 Sep 2023


Florfield Depot – currently occupied by Hackney housing team and council IT’s support

Consultation is expected to begin in early 2024

What we’re doing

As well as the many projects happening now, we’re also exploring opportunities for longer-term changes on Council-owned land in Hackney Central.

The Council owns three sites in Hackney Central that have been allocated as suitable sites for potential new development in Hackney’s Local Plan, including:

The car park at the northern entrance to Hackney Central station on Amhurst Road
The southern entrance to Hackney Central station at Graham Road and adjacent Iceland store on Mare Street
The Council depot and surrounding land on Florfield Road

While not a potential site for new development, we’re also looking at options to make better use of the space at Hackney Town Hall car park at the same time.

Why we’re doing it

The Council is in a unique position having kept the ownership of publicly owned land in the town centre, allowing us to work with the community to shape new development to meet the needs of the community both now and in the future.

That’s why we’re exploring how these spaces can be better used to help meet the long-term demand for housing and commercial space – in particular affordable homes and workspaces – and facilities for the community.

How we’re doing it

We’ve appointed a design team to work with us on feasibility studies for these sites. This includes various assessments that help determine the opportunities and limitations of each site, so that we can work alongside the community to develop proposals with a fuller understanding of the options available.

This team will work with us on all four Hackney Central sites, alongside five sites in Dalston at Birkbeck Mews, Dalston Lane and three locations on Ashwin Street.

Following this, we’ll begin engaging with the community on the sites, building on ongoing conversations with residents, community groups and businesses.



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