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Adam Khan wins approval for council-backed housing in Hackney

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Adam Khan Architects has won approval for this 132-home estate regeneration scheme in Stamford Hill, backed by Hackney Council 

The project, which has been designed in collaboration with muf architecture and Daisy Froud, is the latest in a series of local authority-funded housing schemes to emerge in the east London borough.

The revamp of the Tower Court Estate next to Clapton Common forms part of the council’s estate regeneration programme, which aims to build nearly 3,000 properties across 18 sites.   

Other schemes in the programme have included a pair of housing developments by Henley Halebrown on the edge of the post-war Frampton Park Estate (see AJ 06.10.16) and the Karakusevic Carson Architects-led overhaul of the Nightingale Estate in Hackney (see AJ 23.01.17).

Approved by Hackney Council’s planning committee last week, Adam Khan’s project features a mix of homes for social rent, shared ownership and private sale and also includes a new, larger ambulance station for the Hatzola volunteer paramedic organisation.

Adam Khan Architects said the development would provide ‘a number of larger family homes’. It added: ‘Through extensive consultation, the council and the architects worked hard to find common ground between Haredi [strictly Orthodox Jewish] households and other large households.

‘This common ground translated into a set of principles for designing generously sized and well-planned family homes in a dense neighbourhood.’

Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville said: ‘Despite receiving no government funding for new social housing, we’re determined to build thousands of new, genuinely affordable homes ourselves for local people struggling with rocketing rents and house prices.

‘Regeneration is about more than just new bricks and mortar, and partnering with local residents and organisations like this helps make sure that the thousands of much-needed new homes we’re building are rooted in their community.’

The project is scheduled to complete in 2020.

Floor plan

Floor plan

Project data

Location Clapton Common, Hackney, London
Type of project Mixed-use residential new build (132 homes + volunteer ambulance station)
Client Hackney Council
Architect Adam Khan Architects (main consultant, design lead and lead architect)
Landscape architect muf architecture (with JL Gibbons)
Planning consultant Tibbalds
Structural engineer Ellis + Moore
M&E consultant MLM
Quantity surveyor PRP
Consultation expert Daisy Froud
Cultural needs adviser Tom Stebbings
Design team collaboration Cathy Hawley, Bernd Schmutz
Transport Project Centre
Lighting consultant MLM
Main contractor Not yet selected
Funding Hackney Council
Tender date Currently out to tender
Start on site Autumm 2017
Completion date tbc
Form of contract Design and Build with detailed employers requirements
Total cost Undisclosed

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Aka muf tower court press release figure ground plan


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