Barratt Homes has been selected as development partner for a £160m Dalston regeneration scheme.

Dalston Town Centre, in east London, will see the development of 500 new homes, a library, new shops and restaurants, and a new station.

Barratt will work closely with the London Development Agency and landowners – Transport for London and Hackney Council – to build more than 500 new homes including social housing.

100 Public Spaces

At the centre of the scheme is Dalston Square which will also be adopted as part of the Mayor’s 100 Public Spaces programme.

Livingstone said: ‘This makes a further milestone in the regeneration of Dalston. Apart from providing a brand new centre with housing, leisure and community facilities for local people I hope this new development will help to make Dalston a destination in its own right for residents and visitors from across east London.’

Proposals for the square include children’s play-areas, Green areas and space for entertainers or exhibitions.

The square will also house the entrance to the new East London Line station ‘Dalston Junction’ - set to open in 2010.