Wayman Court and Graham Road

Closed 7 Sep 2022

Opened 19 Jul 2022


Keeping Hackney building – an invitation to discuss the opportunities for new Council homes at Wayman Court and Graham Road

Hackney is facing a severe shortage of genuinely affordable homes for local people. That’s why the Council has led the way in building a new generation of high-quality Council homes in the borough, prioritised for local residents who need a new home.

Between 2018 and 2022 the Council completed or started more than 1,500 new homes in Hackney, achieved despite getting almost no government funding. More than half of the Council’s new homes are genuinely affordable social rent Council homes, shared ownership homes or Hackney Living Rent homes, with affordable rents set according to local household income.

But still there is a need for more new homes. That’s why the Council is developing plans for new homes beyond 2022. This is part of Hackney’s ambition to build 1,000 new social rent Council homes over the course of the next four years.

Why your views matter

The car park at Wayman Court and the former garages at 161 Graham Road are among a number of locations in Hackney which could accommodate new homes without demolishing any existing homes. There is potential to build new Council homes at these sites, which would be prioritised for residents already living in Council homes close by whose current home doesn’t meet their needs.

These locations have also been identified because they could have the potential to unlock improvements to the wider estate or bring additional investment to benefit residents, such as through new community facilities or improved communal spaces. Any future plans will not just be about building new homes, but will look to improve the estate and neighbourhood for everyone.

There has been no decision taken about proceeding with new homes at these locations, nor has any design work started. At this stage it is important to make sure you have access to all the information about the proposal and the opportunity to discuss with the Council your thoughts about the location and how a development could help the wider area. Your thoughts will then help inform a decision on whether or not to proceed with any future development.

161 Graham Road is currently used as a community garden by the Garden of Earthly Delights, who have set up on the site on a temporary basis knowing the Council’s aspiration to find a permanent use for the space. We are keen for the garden to remain on the site in the meantime and, should we proceed with any new proposals, will support the garden to remain in the neighbourhood in the longer term.

Your feedback will then help inform a decision on whether or not to proceed with a future development.

Below are the information boards that were on display during the consultation event. If you would like to download a copy of these boards please click here.


  • Wayman Court and Graham Road Drop-in Event

    From 28 Jul 2022 at 16:00 to 28 Jul 2022 at 19:00

    This event is the rescheduled date for the event that was due to take place on Tuesday 19 July. This will now take place on Thursday 28 July.

    Speak to a member of our team at the drop-in event on Thursday 28 July, 4-7 pm next to the ball court at Weyman Terrace, E2 8LR.


  • Hackney Central


  • Anyone from any background


  • Understanding views
  • Gathering ideas
  • Planning
  • Regeneration