Kings Crescent shortlisted for three awards at National Housing Awards

Posted: 17/08/2018

Kings Crescent Estate in London Borough of Hackney has been shortlisted in three categories at this year’s National Housing Awards; Best Partnership with Hackney Council, Best Regeneration and Best Design.

In their 12th year, The National Housing Awards (NHA) celebrates excellence in home ownership. The winners will be announced on 6th September.

Steve Leakey, Managing Director of Higgins Construction comments, “We are delighted that Kings Crescent has been shortlisted in three categories at the National Housing Awards. It has been an award winning year for this scheme, receiving a RIBA National Award, the coveted Mayor of London Mayor’s Prize at this year’s New London Architecture awards and RIBA London Award.”

Higgins Construction was appointed as developer contractor by Hackney Council to deliver the first two phases of 273 new and 101 refurbished homes, 41% for Social Rent and 10% Shared Ownership, achieving 50% affordable housing. Of the 273 new homes, 158 were Private Sale, which funded delivery of the rest of the scheme.

Designed by Karakusevic Carson Architects in collaboration with Henley Halebrown Architects and Muf Architecture/Art LLP, the project has been informed by an extensive community engagement programme, ensuring the design best reflects the needs and aspiration of residents and local people. 

Kings Crescent Estate represents an alternative model to large-scale estate regeneration, demolition and rebuild. Informed by an extensive engagement programme with residents and strong collaboration with Hackney Council, the project is an example of future local-authority housing.

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