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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Kings Hall Leisure Centre

What we’re doing We’ve appointed a design team, led by Faulkner Brown Architects, to develop the initial proposal to refurbish and improve Kings Hall Leisure Centre. The plans are not yet funded but we are working to secure and improve the building for the community. The current proposal includes: a convenient level access entrance for users with disabilities refurbishing the existing pool a new teaching pool a new sauna and steam room new...

Morning Lane Tesco store

Engagement activities are expected to begin later in 2024. This page is for information only. What we’re doing In 2017, the Council bought the land at 55 Morning Lane, home to the Tesco supermarket, to ensure it had more control over what could be built in this key town centre location after Tesco announced its intention to find a buyer for the site. The Council bought the land with the intention that the site would be redeveloped to deliver new homes, new jobs, and...

Draft Ash Grove SPD

Welcome to the Ash Grove Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) online survey! We invite you to share your valuable insights on the specific objectives and vision outlined in the draft document. This document serves as essential planning guidance to complement the local plan 2033 (LP33) for our community. Please read the Draft Ash Grove SPD Supplementary Planning Document before sharing your views. You can view a copy of the SPD in the window below or by clicking on the link above....

Town Hall Square

What we’re doing Hackney Town Hall Square is the heart of Hackney Central, connecting the Grade II listed Hackney Town Hall, the iconic Hackney Empire, and essential community facilities like Hackney Central Library and the Hackney Museum. To enhance the square's potential, Hackney Council has commissioned muf architecture/art to redesign it, ensuring it better serves the diverse communities of Hackney. Why we’re doing it Feedback from Hackney residents...

New homes programme

Consultation has already begun. Sign up for email updates to hear more. This page is for information only. 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 –...