Welcome to the Kings Crescent Community!

There is an active Residents Group on Kings Crescent led by a committee of 11 residents from across both the old and new flats.

Emley is the current chair of the committee and is gratefully supported by Alice, Sarah C, Sarah H, Roy, Patricia, Emma, Thomas, Andrew, Maire and Emilie.

You can contact them by email if you would like to get involved: kcresidentsgroup@outlook.com

We are trying to organise more social events to bring the community together – see the Events page for details


There are lots of meetings that happen on Kings Crescent!

  • The KC Residents Group meets every 3 months and is open to everyone, this is a chance to discuss ideas for social events, get updates about what is happening or discuss any concerns you may have about life on Kings Crescent.
  • There is also a Resident’s Steering Group which meets about once a month to discuss upcoming plans for the regeneration of the estate including new buildings and refurbishment of existing blocks. This is attended by group of residents who have applied to join and have received training to be involved. All blocks are represented by at least one resident.
  • There are other occasional meetings to do with specific issues that arise


Here is some information to let you know a bit more about who you might see at meetings….

Who’s who at the meetings…

The Ward Councillors

Kings Crescent is in the Brownswood Ward of Hackney and comprises almost 10,000 people, therefore Kings Crescent is a substantial part of the ward (around 24%) and certainly the most high density estate. More details about the ward can be found here: https://hackney.gov.uk/hackney-ward-profiles The ward is represent by two elected councillors who were re-elected in 2018:

Councillor Brian Bell who also Chairs the Regeneration Steering Group

Councillor Clare Potter who is also the Hackney Speaker

Both Councillors are very active in the area and always happy to stop for a chat. A more formal way of seeking advice or support from them is via their surgeries held on a rota basis:

Date: 1st Friday each month Start: 6.30pm End: 7.30pm
Venue: Kings Crescent Estate Community Centre
Address: Queens Drive, N4 2XD

Date: 3rd Friday each month Start: 6.30pm End: 7.30pm
Venue: Azalea Court Community Hall
Address: Queens Drive, N4 2XD

Contact your Councillors at: Brian.bell@hackney.gov.uk and Clare.potter@hackney.gov.uk
or call member services on 0208 356 3373. For further information see: https://www.hackney-labour.org.uk/brownswood/

Please note – Surgeries are not held in August or December

The Council’s Regeneration Team

Ron Greenwood (Project Manager Hackney Council) has overall responsibility for delivering the final stage of the Master Plan ensuring that the numb er of homes promised are delivered and that the quality is high.

Bronwen Thomas (Project Manager Hackney Council) supports Ron is the delivery of the Project and oversees resident consultation bronwen.thomas@hackney.gov.uk

The Council’s New Homes Team

This team is currently in charge of all of the new buildings. The general email to contact them if you live in the newer blocks and have any issues is: NewBuild@hackney.gov.uk

Otherwise you can contact the team individually on:

Ewelina Sorbajan ewelina.sorbjan@hackney.gov.uk

Charmaine Dennis Charmaine.Dennis@hackney.gov.uk

John Lonergan john.lonergan@hackney.gov.uk

The Council’s Housing Team

Annette Reid is the Estate Manager and is responsible for tenancy management, estate walkabouts

Emma Harrison is the Resident Participation Manager who is responsible for supporting resident led activities

The Design Team

The Design Team is a consortium of leading architects who designed the overall Master Plan which was approved in 2013 and the detailed design of the Northside refurbishment and new blocks. In 2017 the same team was appointed to review the Master Plan and carry out detailed design of Southside refurbishment and new blocks. This work will culminate in a Planning Application at the end of 2018 to set out the design for finishing

Ed Blackett (Karakusevic Carson Architects) Design Lead

Rachael Barker (Karakusevic Carson Architects) Project Architect

Dan Marmot (HHB Architects) Project Architect

Caitlin Elster (MuF Architecture) Landscape Architect

Mark Lemanski (MuF Architecture) Landscape Architect

Independent Tenants and Leaseholder Advisor (ITLA)

Source Partnership was appointed by the Steering Group in January 2016 to provide independent and impartial advice and support to tenants and leaseholders affected by the regeneration on the Kings Crescent Estate. They have an even longer relationship with residents having worked on tenant management options and with the previous ITLA dating back to 1998. The team are available on site in the Community Centre at least two days every week (currently Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoon / early evening)

Carol Squires is the lead advisor and has worked at Kings Crescent estate since the days of the tenant management organisation. She is responsible for ensuring residents undertstand proposals

John Morris is the associate advisor and leads on community facilties and the supported residents . group

Menekse Saitoglu is a local resident employed by Source Partnership to ensure that members of Turkish and Kurdish community understand proposals and have the chance to ask questions in their own language

Other members of Source Partnership’s team are drafted in for larger consultation events to ensure every resident gets the chance to understand and comment upon proposals. Where necessary we use professional interpreters to explain issues.

Kings Crescent Website

David Stark (resident) built and hosts this website

Emley Pine (resident) manages the content but relies on David for tech support!

Any help welcome, please get in touch