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.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Beecholme to look better than ever

The balcony planters on the 5 storey block have all just been planted with low maintenance plants, paid for from our 2012/13 Environmental Improvement Budget:

We've also got several new trees, care of Hackney Homes:

Hackney Homes are going to install a couple of bird boxes in due course too.

Very soon now the long awaited new estate map signs should be up (the artwork went to the printers months ago):

In addition, the two new sculpted benches will be in place by 31st March.

They are being done by Tim Norris, who did the first. He has designed them to match the first:

So this spring, with the wildflowers along the railing, the new benches in and everything else now done (like the pram shed doors), the estate should look better than ever.

Something to look forward to!

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