The public realm extends into the entrance lobbies, and the inflected geometry of the blocks improves internal qualities of daylight, views out and double aspect, and shapes the courtyards as comfortable softly folding outdoor rooms. Mature trees are retained and the constraint of root protection is used to establish a deep hedge border to the housing, making a dignified, convincing clarification of public and private territories which can nevertheless feel open and welcoming. The landscape is intensively shaped as a place of play opportunity and social encounter, a series of twelve bespoke play bridges spanning the swales of the sustainable drainage.

Planning History

Consented on 22 February 2017. Unanimous support at Planning Committee.

Project Team

  • Adam Khan Architects
  • muf architecture/art
  • Developer: Hackney Council
    Planning Authority: London Borough of Hackney

    Development Data

    Site size (ha): 0.72
    Estimated date of completion: 01/2019
    Schedule of accommodation: 46 x 1 bed homes, 55 x 2 bed homes, 13 x 3 bed homes, 10 x 4 bed homes, 8 x 5 bed homes
    Tenure mix: 25% social rent, 15% shared ownership, 60% private sale
    Size of typical home: 77
    Parking spaces: 10

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