About The Centre 

The Redmond Community Centre is the local hub for all residents and visitors to Woodberry Down in Hackney.

The centre was completed and opened by the Mayor of Hackney in February 2012.

The centre is managed by Manor House Development Trust which was formed in 2007. 


Manor House Development Trust is a charitable social enterprise. We deliver and help other organisations to deliver community services which are value for money and create lasting benefits. 


This approach allows the community to lead and determine its own future. 

Your Team

The Redmond Community Centre's team are always on hand to offer a warm welcome to everyone.

Gloria Obilana

Centre Manager

Gloria Obilana is the Centre Manager of Manor House Development Trust. She is a local resident who has lived on the Woodberry Down Estate over 30 years and has regularly taken part in various community schemes.

Simon Donovan


Simon Donovan is a London based Social Regeneration Specialist. He is the Chief Executive of Manor House Development Trust, which was recently awarded a Queens Award for Enterprise and was also named Impact Champion at the 2016 NatWestSE100 awards, in which Simon was also shortlisted as Leadership Champion.

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Valy Thorsteinsdottir FRSA

Deputy CEO

In her role as Deputy CEO, Valy's focus is on developing and implementing creative ways to ensure the Trust's sustainability.


Prior to joining MHDT, Valy has worked across in education and community development internationally. 





Finance Manager

Sara has a master's in Mathematics and was previous a Sales Manager back in her home country Iran.

She also previously lived in Austria and worked as a Mathematics teacher before leaving to live in the UK to study finance.

Suhur Nur


Suhur Nur is a local resident. She has a passion for her local community.

Suhur Nur is a local resident. She has a passion for her local community. She is fluent in three languages. 

Miriam Burke

Project Manager

Miriam Burke has a PhD  in cultural geography from Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research focused on using participatory arts practices as a way to think about multi-species communities and social entanglements.

Katherine Stansfeld

Evaluation & Impact Manager

Katherine is a social researcher and photographer based in London. She started volunteering for MHDT in 2015 and has been the Evaluation and Impact Manager since 2017. She completed her PhD in cultural geography at Royal Holloway, University of London.


Jemma Morton


Jemma Morton is a Woodberry

Down resident. She started off as an apprentice before seeking employment at the Redmond Centre.

Jemma has a keen interest in poetry and regularly volunteers her time to projects at the centre.

Charlotte Arnold

Communications and Marketing Manager

Charlotte Arnold is the Project Officer of Manor House Development Trust. Originally she started as the the Project Officer for MHDT.

Loredana Leska


 Loredana Leska an artist who has created artwork recent exhibition 'connection' held at the Centre in 2019. Loredana was also apart of a recent 'Hackney Works' that was used across Hackney and surrounding areas. Loredana also works as a part-time teaching assistant. 

Wanna chat?


Call: 0208 802 7580

Email: info@mhdt.org.uk

The Redmond Community Centre

Kayani Avenue,Woodberry Down

N4 2HF

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