In 2006 Renaisi was commissioned to work with the London Borough of Hackney’s Housing Regeneration team to scope and assess the need for a range of community facilities as part of the new mixed community regeneration schemes in Woodberry Down, in the north of the borough. The scheme was selected by Communities and Local Government as one of its national mixed communities demonstration projects.
The scheme is set to demolish 1,980 homes and replace with 4,842 new homes over the next 15 years. It was recognised early on in planning that the population demographic and social and economic demands of the area would change significantly with the current stock, which is approximately 75% socially rented, being replaced by a mixed tenure of 60% private and 40% affordable.
Renaisi developed a socio economic profiling tool to map and project ahead the socio-demographic characteristics of the population of the new area. Our model enables us to see how the area will be shaped and changed through the influx of new private buyers.
We have mapped the full range of community facilities in the area. This includes private provision including shops and banks along with transport links and a range of public facilities such as the need for new schools, health and youth facilities.
More recently Renaisi was commissioned by Hackney Homes to develop a community cohesion strategy for area, click here for more details.