In 2004 Islington Council took the decision to redevelop the Packington Estate, built in the 1960s, after discovering structural flaws. Following extensive consultation, a stock transfer to the Hyde Group took place in 2006.
Located next to the Regent’s Canal on the eastern edge of Islington, Packington will see the development of 791 homes to replace the 538 originally on the site (491 will be available at sub-market rates). Three hundred homes for outright sale are being delivered to cross subsidise the sub-market rent build.The new homes include 135 three, four, five and six bed houses.
The project is seen as a shining example of estate regeneration with its tenure-blind apartments, a focus on family housing, its location of social-rented units by the canal, and careful integration into its heritage surroundings.