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Fraser Brown MacKenna completes Hackney affordable housing

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + DATA] Fraser Brown MacKenna have unlocked a former industrial site to create 62 affordable homes in Hackney

Built on a landlocked site enclosed by housing, the 62 affordable homes for the One Housing Group are arranged around two internal courtyards.

The larger courtyard, Hazlitt Court, is accessed through a dark grey brick ‘gatehouse’ on Northwold Road, which completes an existing terrace, with the smaller Saxony Court accessed from Geldeston Road.

Soft landscaping including trees, shrubs and climbing plants is designed to create a ‘green oasis’ and a natural buffer to the surrounding gardens, within each of the courtyards.

The development also includes an 18 bedroom care and support facility for residents with mild learning disabilities, named Salvesen House, which is located along Narford Road.

The buildings, which range in height from one to four storeys, are orientated to minimise impact on the surrounding homes, with timber screens to prevent overlooking and provide solar shading.

Project data

Architect Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
Project architect Simon Fraser
Design team Siu Pei Choi & John Senior
Client One Housing Group
Funding Part private funds part HCA grant
Tender date July 2010
Start on site date January 2011
Contract duration 18 months
Gross internal floor area 5,000m²
Form of contract and/or procurement Partnering contract
Total cost £6,509,800
Quantity surveyor BPP Construction Consultants
Planning supervisor BPP Construction Consultants
Main contractor Mullaley and Company Limited
Landscape architect MESH Partnership

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