Welcome to our consultation page which gives you up-to-date information about Dolphin Living’s proposals for the future of the New Era development. This site explains why we are rebuilding the Estate and how we are proposing to do so.  We look forward to talking to our tenants and neighbours about our plans in more detail.

Why are we doing this?
Rebuilding is the only way to deliver all the improvements the estate needs.
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Improvements can be delivered without original tenants paying any more rent than they would have done had we not rebuilt the estate.
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We are building new apartments near Haggerston station that will minimise disruption and inconvenience for tenants during redevelopment.
How will it affect you?
  • We will offer you a new home in the rebuilt estate and you will pay no more rent than you would have done had we not rebuilt the estate. For further information on rents and charges please refer to the FAQs.
  • We will ensure you have somewhere to live whilst the estate is rebuilt. We will support you with your move and cover the costs of moving.
  • The majority of current New Era tenants will be provided with accommodation at our new development at Kingsland Road, a short walk from Haggerston station. Find further information about your move in the FAQs.
  • We will listen to your views so the way in which we rebuild New Era and how we manage tenants’ moves works for everyone.
  • We have held a number of sessions with New Era residents to update them on our plans as they evolve. We have also sent update newsletters to all residents and this website will be updated regularly. We welcome all residents’ comments. If you want to get in touch please contact us.
Artist Impressions
1 Bedroom Flat Layout: A
  • Open plan kitchen/living/dining
  • Modern finishes
  • Fitted wardrobes
  • Balcony
New era one bedroom layout A
1 Bedroom Flat Layout: B
  • Open plan kitchen/living/dining
  • Modern finishes
  • Double bedroom
  • Fitted wardrobes
  • Balcony
New Era one bedroom layout b
2 Bedroom Flat Layout: C
  • Open plan kitchen/living/dining
  • Fitted wardrobes
  • Balcony
  • Modern finishes
New Era 2 bedroom layout c
2 Bedroom Flat Layout: D
  • Open plan kitchen/living/dining
  • Fitted wardrobes
  • Balcony
  • Modern finishes
New Era 2 bedroom layout D
2 Bedroom Flat Layout: E
  • Open plan kitchen/living/dining
  • Fitted wardrobes
  • Balcony
  • Modern finishes
New Era 2 Bedroom Layout E
2 Bedroom Flat Layout: F
  • Open plan kitchen/living/dining
  • Fitted wardrobes
  • Balcony
  • Modern finishes
New Era 2 Bedroom Layout F
Planning & Design

Information about the proposals for the rebuilt New Era will be uploaded on to the website as and when they become available. On the 1 July 2020 the planning committee held by the London Borough of Hackney granted planning permission to redevelop the New Era Estate.

Planning committee press statement
Press statement from the 1 July 2020 planning committee held by the London Borough of Hackney granting planning permission to redevelop the New Era estate.
Planning Process resident drop in session: February 2020
Welcome to our exhibition on the future of the New Era Estate.
This exhibition presents our design proposals for rebuilding New Era ahead of making a planning application to Hackney Council.
Resident & Public information boards: October/November 2018
Public Exhibition drop in information: September 2018
Public Exhibition information boards: September 2018
Jan / Feb 2018
  • Resident Drop In – engagement with residents on design principles
  • Undertake parking survey with residents
Spring 2018

Prepare relocation policy and consult with Tenant Association – agreeing how tenant moves will work

June 2018

Resident Engagement – New Era design launch and discussion

Autumn 2018

Tenant visits – checking household composition, medical needs and confirming in detail all tenant choices/wishes for their temporary move; discussing and agreeing move out plan for tenants

Spring 2019

Resident ballot

Summer 2019

Submit planning application to Hackney Council


Hackney Council Planning Committee

Autumn 2022
  • Confirm temporary move address and permanent home entitlement (size and floor only)
  • Book moving dates, plan removals and prepare for temporary moves
  • Tenants move from New Era

Tenants move to the rebuilt New Era

Information for Residents of New Era
When will tenants need to move out?

Tenant moves are planned for autumn 2022.

Can I take all my furniture and white goods with me when I move? If it doesn’t fit in my new home what do I do with it?

Dolphin Living provides white goods at its new homes including, fridge freezers, washing machines, integrated ovens and hobs. If you would like to take your own fridge freezer and/or washing machine, rather than use ours, we will arrange for these to be fitted. If you don’t plan to take your own, you can leave them in your flat when you move out and we’ll make sure they go to a good home or dispose of them depending age and condition.


When will I know which flat I’ll be moving to?

We met with original New Era tenants over the autumn of 2018 to make sure we have up to date information before working out who should move where. We expect to confirm the home you’ll move to (whilst New Era is being rebuilt) in autumn 2022.

Will I be able to move to Kingsland Road permanently?

We want to hear from any original New Era tenants who are interested in staying at Kingsland Road. Our promise regarding tenants’ rents increasing no more than they would have done if we had not rebuilt New Era covers tenants moving away and returning to the rebuilt New Era Estate. We are yet to set the rents that will be charged at Kingsland Road after original New Era tenants return to the rebuilt estate. If you would like to stay on, let us know and we’ll discuss this with you once the 2023/24 onwards rents for Kingsland Road have been set.

Do I have to move to Kingsland Road?

We ask that any original New Era tenants that would like to move somewhere other than Kingsland Road temporarily or not return to the rebuilt New Era, let us know about this preference. We will see if there is anything we can do to help you move to where you wish to.

Will my home have a balcony?

All our Kingsland Road apartments have balconies and access to a shared roof terrace. We’ve asked our architects to include balconies and green space for tenants in the design for the rebuilt New Era.

Will New Era tenants need to pay more for rent or other costs?

New Era tenants’ rents will increase no more than they would have done had we not rebuilt the estate. We will also cover costs of removals and the transferring of utilities for original New Era tenants, including:

  • Landline
  • Internet
  • Utilities water and electric
  • Reconnecting white goods if a tenant wishes to keep their own
Can I park at Kingsland Road?

London Borough of Hackney Residents Parking permits operate around Kingsland Road and you will need a permit to park there. We are working with Hackney Council to ensure those original New Era tenants who need their cars can park on the local streets. Once this is agreed, we’ll let you know.

Can my pet come with me when I move out?


Will you still be carrying out maintenance and repairs on New Era until I move?

Yes, we take our landlord obligations seriously. If one of our fixtures or fittings breaks we’ll repair it.

Will there be lifts at Kingsland Road?

Yes, we have two lifts serving all apartments in the building.

Plans for New Era
How long will it take to rebuild New Era?

We expect work on rebuilding New Era to commence in late 2022 and last until 2025.

When did you apply for planning permission?

We submitted our planning application in summer 2019.

Will residents get an opportunity to comment on the new design?

Yes, we ran drop in sessions throughout 2018 & 2019 which presented the progress of the architect’s ideas and gave residents an opportunity to give feedback. The final design was presented at the last resident drop in session in May 2019.

What happens to the shopkeepers on Whitmore Road during and after the rebuild?

We are supporting our local shopkeepers to find new local premises and are agreeing flexible legal arrangements to reduce their costs and make moving as easy as possible.