6 September 2019

The Hyde Group and Rydon were the winners of the Best Regeneration award and were crowned the overall the National Housing Awards 2019 for their scheme Packington Square.

Packington Square embodies the spirit of Islington. Underpinned by a commitment to forward-thinking design and innovation, the six-phase scheme has delivered 790 mixed-tenure properties – including 491 affordable homes – alongside commercial units and community facilities. In its conception and delivery, it represents the very best of residential-led regeneration.

During the course of the project, the six-phase scheme delivered: ​

  • Phase 1: 127 social rent homes, energy centre, canal side workshops, youth centre and adventure playground. ​
  • Phase 2: 142 homes comprising 81 private sale, 61 social rent and communal spaces, community centre, dentist surgery, children’s centre and a number of retail units. ​
  • Phase 3: 156 new homes comprising 33 private sale and 123 social rent. ​
  • Phase 4: 161 new homes comprising 82 private sale, 73 social rent and six shared ownership. ​
  • Phase 5: 100 new homes comprising 35 private sale, 23 shared ownership and 42 social rent. ​
  • Phase 6: 104 new homes comprising 69 private sale and 35 social rent.

Judges' comments

We would like to praise the winners for their commitment to affordable homes. It was great to see so much social rent in a mixed tenure scheme that resists the temptation to capitalise more than necessary on a high value area.

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Winner: The Hyde Group and Rydon

The Hyde Group is a Housing Association that owns and manages over 50,000 homes in London and the south east. This means that more than 100,000 residents have a home at a price they can afford, with long tenancies that give them the chance to improve their life chances. Established in 1967 by a group of professionals who wanted to provide high quality homes, Hyde has always been a social business. Hyde provides a range of tenures and services to support successful vibrate communities. For every million pounds surplus they make, they can build 150 new homes.

Rydon is committed to improving people’s lives through the delivery of high-quality housing, healthcare and education solutions for the benefit of current and future generations. They specialise in working as developer and joint venture partner with award-winning designers, housing providers and local communities to create stunning new neighbourhoods with contemporary homes for modern living. As a result they have become one of the country’s leading providers of redevelopment and regeneration, delivering award-winning community-focused projects within the London area.

Best Regeneration Project 2019: Packington Square