The changes

Big changes are coming to Hackney Central, which will mean cleaner air, less traffic, and better facilities for the community.

We’re proposing a range of changes, shaped by the views of thousands of local people and informed by a new town centre strategy created alongside the local community.

Now we’ve received a £19 million boost from the Levelling Up Fund, it’s time to start delivering on them.

We’ll be working with the community on projects across Hackney Central, from a safer Pembury Circus and a new green link along Amhurst Road to a transformed town hall square and new investment in Hackney Central Library and the Hackney Museum.

We’ll also continue conversations about long-term change, so that the new development we’ll need in the years ahead is informed by your views.

Hackney Central is changing, but our commitments are clear: addressing the challenges you’ve identified, protecting what’s most valuable to you, and ensuring change benefits the local community first.

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Repurposing empty buildings

Consultation is expected to begin in spring 2024 What we’re doing We’re investing in vacant buildings and sites in Hackney Central, breathing new life into existing buildings, ensuring the town centre maintains its vibrancy, and bringing in new uses and facilities that the community can benefit from. Why we’re doing it While Hackney Central remains a busy, lively town centre, some shops and commercial spaces are sitting empty. From our conversations with local...

Repurposing Council-owned land

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...

Reimagining Hackney Museum

Consultation is expected to begin in autumn 2023 What we’re doing We’re developing ambitious plans to transform Hackney Museum so residents can engage with the museum’s collections and local histories in new and interesting ways. Our plans include: a new permanent exhibition sharing stories of migration and settlement from prehistory to modern day a redeveloped community room an improved shop enhanced digital activities so more people can...

New homes programme

Consultation has already begun. Sign up for email updates to hear more. What we’re doing Since 2011, Hackney has led the way in building new council homes. Our innovative, in-house building programme is now followed by other councils across London and the UK. So far this has delivered more than 1,000 new homes, prioritising council homes for social rent. Between 2022 to 2026, we want to deliver 1,000 new homes for social rent – including a new homes programme...

Morning Lane Tesco store

Consultation is expected to begin in spring 2024 What we’re doing In 2017, the Council bought the land at 55 Morning Lane, home to the large Tesco supermarket, to ensure it had more control over what could be built in a key town centre location after Tesco announced its intention to find a buyer for the site. We are now working to appoint a development partner to work in partnership to develop the site, with a commitment to putting the priorities of the local community...