Clissold Quarter – the transformation of the Kings Crescent Estate in Stoke Newington, London by Higgins Homes and the London Borough of Hackney – is providing new and refurbished homes, high-quality public realm as well as social and economic improvement. The current first phase has delivered 273 new homes (79 homes for affordable rent, 36 homes for intermediate sale, 158 for private sale of which two-thirds were bought using London Help to Buy). The funds generated by the private sale are being redeployed to refurbish 101 council homes. The regeneration has already been cited as a best practice project in such sources as the Architects’ Journal Exemplary Housing Estate Regeneration in Europe publication. Not only is Clissold Quarter a quantifiable success in regeneration terms, it is also a great new place to live, especially given its proximity to Clissold Park as well as Arsenal, Manor Park and Finsbury Park underground stations.
This award is for the best development within a neighbourhood regeneration scheme, that can demonstrate the benefit it has brought to an area.