AHMM takes over from Make on Hawley Wharf
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) has replaced Make as lead architect on the controversial project to redevelop Hawley Wharf in Camden Town
The pair worked together worked on a previous scheme for the north London canal-side plot which, despite officer approval, was rejected at committee in March this year (see AJ 16.03.2012).
Now AHMM, working on its own, has come back with a revised planning application which includes ‘a new timber-screened design for the market buildings on the canal’ and ‘a reduction in the height and massing of the buildings’.
The previous plans, which featured eight buildings between three and nine storeys tall,+ had come in for heavy criticism from DC CABE in November 2011.
The amount of open spaces and public routes in the new desgins have also been ‘reconfigured and increased’.
We’ve worked very hard over the past five months on a new and improved design
According to project backer and developer Stanley Sidings, AHMM carried out a major community engagement programme to make sure the new scheme responded ‘to previous issues and concerns raised’.
The revised scheme features:
- A nursery and primary school
- 170 private and affordable homes ranging from one to four bedroom units
- New employment opportunities across the site
- A new market ‘retail destination’
- An art-house cinema
Mark Alper, Stanley Sidings said; ‘We have worked very hard over the past five months on a new and improved design for the Hawley Wharf site that can respondto the reasons for the refusal of the previous scheme whilst bringing this underutilised and neglected site back to life.
‘As part of this, we have worked closely with local communities on our new proposals to ensure that the new scheme maintains the character of the area and delivers multiple benefits for Camden including a new nursery and primary school, housing, new jobs and quality markets.’