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Trio of practices scoop planning for Hackney estate regeneration

Karakusevic Carson, Henley Halebrown Rorrison and Muf have become the latest team to win approval for the regeneration of the Kings Crescent Estate in Hackney

The original masterplan for the scheme to overhaul and refurbish the 1960 housing estate was drawn up by PCKO and received outline planning in September 2012.

The project will create 273 homes within three new buildings and features the refurbishment of 103 existing homes on the estate.

The second phase of the project will include 490 homes with 920m2 of retail space, a community centre, and an energy centre.

Before PCKO’s involvement, a number of other practices had made attempts to rebuild the area close to Clissold Park. These included Jestico + Whiles, Stock Woolstencroft and West 8 who were all selected by the Peabody Trust for a £120million redevelopment scheme in early 2003.

The team replaced Bill Dunster who had been working on the project for two years before he was sidelined.

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Courtyard sketch by MUF

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