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The London Borough of Hackney have recently resolved to grant planning permission for the revised Woodberry Down Masterplan.

Berkeley Homes’ 20 year, £1billion regeneration of the neglected Woodberry Down estate will now provide in excess of 5,500 homes, at least 40% of which will be affordable. Set over 64 acres and adjacent to the Stoke Newington Reservoirs and New River, the development also includes a new public square and open spaces.

The application was submitted as a hybrid, with Phase 2 submitted in detail with the remainder in outline, and will be subject to future Reserved Matters applications.

Hodkinson Consultancy is extremely pleased to have worked with Berkeley Homes on this project and we are delighted to have contributed to this recent planning success.

We provided energy and sustainability consultancy services. Our approach focused on proposing a simple, pragmatic and robust energy and sustainability strategy, whilst ensuring optimised delivery of the required sustainability standards.

This included:

  • Cost-effective energy efficiency enhancements
  • Single heat network with central energy centres delivering Combined Heat & Power (CHP)
  • Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4
  •  Minimum of BREEAM Very Good rating to all commercial areas
  •   A 50% reduction in predicted CO2 over 2010 regulations across the lifetime of the development

Our broad sustainability strategy also included green/brown roofs, water efficiency, provision of sustainable transport options and use of sustainable materials. The site sustainability credentials also benefitted from Berkeley’s commitment to sustainability through the Berkeley Group Vision 2020 framework.

Berkeley Homes have so far delivered 835 homes, with the remainder of Phase 1 and the first block of Phase 2 currently under construction.


Woodberry Down

Woodberry Down