Manor House Development Trust is responsible for running the Redmond Community Centre and Woodberry Blooms.
The Redmond Community Centre is the local hub for all residents and visitors to Woodberry Down in Hackney. Since opening in 2012 the Centre has served a diverse local population. It delivers a wide range of community activities including; stay and plays, a community fridge and foodbank.
The Redmond Community Centre was one of the first major new facililities built in the local area as part of a 20 year regeneration programme, one of the largest in Europe.
Hackney Council is leading the regeneration of the Woodberry Down Estate. This involves demolishing 1,981 homes and building 5,561 social rented, private and shared ownership new ones.
Along with London Development Trust, the regeneration is being delivered in partnership with Berkeley Homes, Genesis Housing Association, Hackney Homes, the Greater London Authority, and the Woodberry Down Community Organisation (WDCO) resident steering group.
The Redmond Centre offers a room hire service for meetings, parties and wedding receptions, all of which help to generate income for the trust. Based on LDT’s social enterprise model this money is used to support our community activities which are offered free of charge or at a very low cost.
Please visit the Redmond Community Centre website to find out more about hiring meeting rooms and event spaces.
Manor House Development Trust draws down money from other funders such as the National Lottery, the Arts Council and central government as well as small, local funding bodies. The combination of partnership, core funding and additional income streams provides the resources to enable MHDT to host low cost or free community events for local people. One popular example is the Hidden River Festival, which has run annually since 2013, with the exception of the pandemic years. This is a fantastical one day festival with craft stalls, food stalls, a licensed bar, music, art workshops and kids activities and much more!