More about Beecholme

Beecholme is also the first postwar "mixed development" housing scheme in Hackney, with a mixture of houses and flats with the taller block having five storeys and containing one-bedroom and bedsit accommodation. It is featured in Volume 15 of Hackney History and was the site of Beecholme House, the family home of Maj. John André (d. 1780), who was executed as a British spy in the American War of Independence.

Friday, 3 July 2009

TRA NEWSLETTER - Summer 2009 & Tram Depot news

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Designed & written & illustrated by David White Design 0208 806 3731

The Old Tram Depot
38-40 Upper Clapton Road

Last year’s application was refused largely on the grounds of high density and tiny box like accommodation.
Much of the new design is even higher density.

Leabridge is the 41st most deprived ward in London, so increasing population density places more pressure on facilities, services and green spaces – and at a time when huge cuts are being made.



In fact, much of Hackney falls into the Multiple Index as being among the 20% most deprived in the country, with Leabridge itself being, as I say, ranked as the 41st most deprived in London.

That is, just about the most deprived of the most deprived - nationally!


Leabridge has approx 23% green space – London as a whole has over 38%.


Leabridge has over 16% domestic buildings, London has just over 8%.


But we do have a

YOUNGER than nationally average population
and a

with at least 31% of people having at least a first degree (level4/5)
compared with less than 20% nationally.


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