The Industrial Dwellings Society (1885) Limited

IDS was established as the Four Per Cent Dwellings Company in 1885 by a group of Jewish philanthropists who hoped to relieve the overcrowding in homes in the East End of London.

In 1952, it became the Industrial Dwellings Society (1885) Ltd. You can read more about our history in this Hackney Today article.

Today, IDS manages around 1,500 properties in Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Redbridge, Barnet and Hertsmere.

The housing stock includes flats, houses, sheltered housing, accommodation for people with special needs, as well as a number of shared ownership properties.

We currently employ over fifty staff, including residentially-based teams.

We have an on-going development portfolio, and enjoy enviable performance statistics in housing management and tenant satisfaction.

Our tenants are reflective of the general ethnic mix but we maintain strong links with Jewish communities and, in this respect, are regarded as a specialist housing provider.

Diane Abbott and Meg Hillier MP

Annual Report

Download the IDS Annual Report 2015

Download the IDS Annual Report 2014

Download the IDS Annual Report 2013

Download theIDS Annual Report 2012


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External: Nexia Smith & Williamson
Internal: Crowe Clark Whitehill

Registered by the Homes & Communities Agency
Number L 0266

IDS is a Registered Society (Registration Number 14044)

Registered Office

1st Floor, Anna House
214 – 218 High Road
London N15 4NP
Telephone: 020-8800 9606
Fax: 020-8800 5990

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A list of staff is provided in the Contact Us section.


Sir Evelyn de Rothschild

Board Members

Jonathan Davies (Chairman)

Ray Peacock (Vice Chairman)

Maggie Cooke(Tenant Member)

Alan Fell

Michael Firman

Jan Goodkind

Sara Leviten (Tenant Member)

Bernard Myers

Michael Rabinowitz

Nicola Solomons

Joseph Stauber (Co-opted member)

Cllr. Susan Fajana-Thomas (Co-opted member)