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

Kings Hall Leisure Centre

Join us at our upcoming public events to learn more about the proposed plans and engage with the project team. Drop-in Session (in-person) - Thursday 11 April 2024, 5:00-8:00 pm at the Kings Hall Leisure Centre Drop-in Session (online) - Saturday 13 April, 3:00-4:30 pm - please register for the session here . What we’re doing We’ve appointed a design team, led by Faulkner Brown Architects, to develop the initial proposal to refurbish and improve...

New homes programme

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 –...

Morning Lane Tesco store

Morning Lane Tesco store

Consultation is expected to begin in spring 2024. This page is information only. 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...

London Fields Lido

London Fields Lido

Consultation for this project has been completed. This page is informational only. What we’re doing London Fields Lido is a hugely popular and much-loved local facility, welcoming over 340,000 visitors last year. We are proposing to make improvements to make the facility even better and able to be enjoyed by more people with the development of a new teaching pool in addition to the existing pool. Why we’re doing it We’re committed to improving the quality of...

Hackney Town Hall Square

Hackney Town Hall Square

Consultation is expected to begin in Spring 2024 What we’re doing Hackney Town Hall Square is the focal point of Hackney Central, linking the Grade II listed Hackney Town Hall, the historic Hackney Empire and vital community facilities like Hackney Central Library and the Hackney Museum. To maximise the potential of the square, we’re investing in improvements to create a better space for cultural events and an inclusive space for all parts of the community. Why...