From community events and business news to tips on maintaining your garden over the winter, here we have something for everyone. Our community is a busy, active one. We support residents in their own events as well as host special seasonal events in the park at De Beauvoir Square and in the De Beauvoir Block. We also get involved in wider community events such as the Hackney Half Marathon.
Our 'Insights' are written by our expert in-house team and our special monthly guest bloggers who cover some first-hand stories from people in De Beauvoir town. Our news will keep on coming - at The Benyon Estate there is never a dull day!
A “topping out” ceremony on the rooftop of the Hackney New Primary School in Kingsland Road has marked a key milestone in the construction of this important community project.
Local residents, Gideon Corby and Esther Adelman, are in the process of transforming the canal which runs through the southern end of De Beauvoir Town.
After my father-in-law Sir William Benyon died in the Intensive Care Unit in the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading and we had had the idea to make a garden in his memory in a grim little courtyard outside the hospital cafe, it was another two years before the project was announced and two more before work started.
For almost five decades, 64 Southgate Road was home to a former Regent Street dressmaker and her family. Now the property is about to welcome new tenants after a comprehensive six-month refurbishment which has given it a 21st century revamp whilst reviving its 19th century architectural heritage.
This summer, The Benyon Estate has been privileged to have two interns join the team to experience life working for a busy city estate.
A new garden has officially opened at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, designed by Jennifer Benyon of the Benyon Estate and featuring a sculpture by Hackney-based Sophie Dickens, the great granddaughter of Charles Dickens.
The Regent’s Canal Living Waterway project has an ambitious goal: to create an attractive waterway which brims with wildlife all year long at the southern end of De Beauvoir Town.
A little over four years ago, my father-in-law, Bill, was in the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. The second-storey ICU wraps around an internal first floor courtyard. The staff room, offices, visitors waiting room and corridor all look down onto this space.
Your summer holiday is fast approaching and you have lots to do before you leave. Passports, travel insurance, luggage labels, bookings, transfers...
Englefield Estate gardeners have been putting the finishing touches to a courtyard garden at the Royal Berkshire Hospital which has been transformed into a colourful haven for patients, their families and staff.
The Benyon Estate would like to offer its sincere congratulations to Hackney New Primary School which has achieved an outstanding rating by education inspectorate, Ofsted.
This year I feel as if beloved spring, having deserted us, suddenly had a change of heart and flew North to fling itself into our arms. Oh, the joy! Within a week my tulips have gone from sullenly peeping the tips of their leaves through the sodden earth, to stretching themselves as close to the sun as they can - almost as if they are standing on their tiptoes.
Children and teachers have been given an exclusive preview of what will soon be their brand-new school.
Founder of the De Beauvoir Deli Co Harry Davies is sharing his thoughts about picnic season in UK with some inspiring salad tips!
Renting for the long-term is a growing phenomenon, particularly for those who fall into the bracket of millennials or Generation Rent. And, if you’re a tenant renting for the long-term, you will be all the more eager to make your rental property feel like a home, adding your own personal touches to turn it into as comfortable a living space as possible.
The Benyon Estate has reunited a family – whose members have been tenants of the Estate for around 100 years over five generations – with some hugely sentimental memorabilia after it was discovered during a refurbishment.
A dear friend invited me to celebrate her birthday by attending a container planting workshop at Petersham Nursery in Richmond. She was apologetic about it being a busman’s holiday, but I don’t need an excuse to visit any nursery, and Petersham is particularly dreamy.
Succesful designer and our tenant Ella Doran has prepared an inspirational piece for our readers about how to bring colour and texture to your rented home.
We understand how stressful it can be moving a house, with this in mind we've prepared a house moving checklist that includes everything you will need in preparation for, during and after your move.
Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity.
Whether you are expecting a baby or your bundle of joy has just arrived, it is time to ensure your home is as safe for your child as it can be.
Swift nesting season is approaching and the Benyon Estate has been working with Hackney Swifts Group to ensure that when the birds return from Africa in May to nest, they have a safe place to do so.
Trying to find a new home can be tricky, with lots of factors to consider before you make your decision. Here’s our advice on how to find a home that suits you.
With the growth of renewables as an alternative to traditional fossil fuels, the dangers of climate change and the impact of global warming, there is a need for all of us to be more energy efficient.