Hackney Council is seeking two architectural studios for a series of residential infill projects across its De Beauvoir and Frampton Park estates in north London
The contract – divided into two separate lots worth £1.34 million in total – covers the design of new houses and public realm improvements across six small sites within the two post-war housing estates.
The project will transform a range of underused spaces, including storage areas, garages and vacant plots, into new social housing. The appointed teams will complete options appraisals for their respective sites, develop full planning applications, complete detailed drawings and help select the contractors.
The council’s brief says it requires ‘two architect firms to act as lead design consultant for two development projects in the London Borough of Hackney: two sites in the Frampton Park Estate, and four sites in the De Beauvoir Estate.
‘The council intends to appoint two architect practices, one for each lot, with an evidenced track record of outstanding work to act as lead consultant for the projects. As lead consultant, the architect will be expected to lead the design process, manage the sub-consultant design team and oversee resident consultation.’
Frampton Park, off Well Street in Victoria Ward in the south-east of Hackney, was constructed in the 1950s on a large area devastated by wartime bombing. Matthew Lloyd Architects completed a £12 million residential block within the estate featuring 47 apartments and a church last year.
The De Beauvoir Estate (pictured) is meanwhile located off Downham Road in the south-west of the borough. The large development – featuring five tower blocks and several low-rise maisonette blocks – was constructed in the 1960s on former industrial land overlooking the Regent’s Canal.
The Frampton Park lot is worth £450,000 and covers the design of new homes on two sites. The first is the surface level Woolridge Way Garages and void spaces beneath neighbouring Tradescant House; the second is the Frampton Park Community Hall.
The De Beauvoir lot is worth £890,000 and involves the creation of dwellings on four separate sites including a contractor’s depot, a former garages building converted into a workshop, land temporarily being used by Hackney New School, and a canal-side garage block currently used for storage.
The deadline for applications is 4pm, 11 September.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
London Borough of Hackney
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
Tel: +44 2083563695