THE BENYON ESTATE

News & Insights

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!

 

 

 

15 September 2021

FROM THE ESTATE

De Beauvoir Town's Garden Designer

We spoke to garden designer Leon van Rooyen in August 2020, where he shared some advice on how to prepare your garden before the winter months set in. The Benyon Estate tenant Leon started his garden maintenance business ‘The Ultimate Plant Guy’ in May last year after his career in HR ended due to COVID-19.

FROM THE ESTATE

Hello from Hector's

A new wine boutique store and bar opened its door and we are happy to introduce you to our new commercial residents!

FROM THE ESTATE

Two new tenants join De Beauvoir Block community

We’re pleased to have welcomed two new tenants into the fold, with STBY and The Liminal Space taking up residence at the De Beauvoir Block earlier this year.

9 August 2021
2 August 2021

FROM THE ESTATE

A new style of hot-desking in Hackney

A new style of post-pandemic co-working space has been opened in Hackney’s De Beauvoir Town, in response to a growing demand for flexible workspace options.

30 June 2021
24 June 2021

FROM THE ESTATE

Success of town’s spring shopping trail

Following the success of the Christmas shopping trail in 2020, the De Beauvoir Spring Shopping Trail took place on Sunday 16th May, to encourage residents to shop local and support their neighbours.

FROM THE ESTATE

John Bell retires from the Benyon Estate

After almost 20 years at the Benyon Estate, maintenance supervisor John Bell retired in March 2021.

FROM THE ESTATE

Sharing the stories of De Beauvoir Workshops tenants

Tucked away just off Southgate Road is De Beauvoir Workshops, a network of light industrial and workshop units designed for traditional craft and design businesses and individuals.

FROM THE ESTATE

Latest news from the De Beauvoir Block

Over the past months, the creative community - our De Beauvoir Block tenants have been working on some remarkable projects. Here is a taste of just a few that you won’t want to miss. 

FROM THE ESTATE

Celebrating De Beauvoir’s creatives

In what has been a challenging year, it is encouraging to see many businesses in the De Beauvoir Block and across De Beauvoir Town innovating, adapting and doing what they do best. There is certainly no shortage of talent amongst the creative community.

FROM THE ESTATE

Christmas Shopping Trail in De Beauvoir

To spread some much-needed festive cheer, the De Beauvoir community organised a magical Christmas Shopping Trail which took place on Sunday 6th December and saw hundreds of locals wrap up warm and turn out for the celebrations.

25 November 2020

FROM THE ESTATE

Children With Voices community food hub

At the start of the first lockdown, the De Beauvoir Association, along with an army of local volunteers and supporters, set up a De Beauvoir foodbank to provide food and other supplies to those in need.

3 November 2020

FROM THE ESTATE

How to care for your garden this autumn

Benyon Estate tenant Leon Van Rooyen, known locally as ‘the ultimate plant guy’, launched his gardening business in July 2020 and has since been busy transforming gardens and terraces across De Beauvoir Town. Leon has shared some tips for keeping your garden looking great over autumn and winter.

FROM THE ESTATE

The sweet success of Hackney Honey

De Beauvoir Town resident, Richard Turnbull, has been keeping bees for more almost 10 years, with two hives on the roof on his De Beauvoir Road home.

31 August 2020

FROM THE ESTATE

Southgate Road neighbours grow their own during lockdown

Daria and her boyfriend Kit, who live in an apartment in a townhouse on Southgate Road, decided to try their hand at growing their own vegetables during lockdown.

FROM THE ESTATE

Introducing the De Beauvoir Community - Part 3

In this series of blogs, we’ll be speaking to the residents who have been doing something different throughout lockdown and finding out about some of the people who make up our wonderful community.

29 June 2020