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Al-Jawad Pike wins approval for latest Hackney Council-backed housing scheme

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Emerging practice Al-Jawad Pike has won approval for its contest-winning Daubeney Road proposals – one of Hackney Council’s new wave of social housing projects

The east London-based firm, set up by former David Chipperfield Architects staffers Dean Pike and Jessam Al-Jawad in 2014, landed the 11-home project in Clapton last summer.

Providing a mix of two and three-bedroom houses plus a four-bedroom family home, the 1,100m² Daubeney Road scheme will replace 25 garages with a red brick-clad ‘staggered terrace’. More than half of the units will be for social rent with the rest made available for shared ownership.

As part of the 1,100m² proposals, nearby land in Redwald Road has been earmarked for a permanent community garden. According to the local authority: ’This will replace the temporary growing facility residents had established at the car park while plans for the site were developed.’

Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville said: ’With a clear need for genuinely affordable housing in Clapton and across Hackney, I’m delighted that we have been able to bring forward plans with local councillors and the community to ensure this land is put to its best possible use – to help deliver new council homes for people that need them most.

’But we know that the temporary growing area on the site has become valued by local people, which is why we’ve ensured that it can now continue as a permanent facility nearby. Our plans show that Hackney is building not just homes, but communities too.’

Hackney Council’s social housing initiative eventually aims to build more than 2,000 homes over the next four years.

Elsewhere in the borough Al-Jawad Pike is also working with the local authority on an 11-home scheme in Mandeville Street.

Al-Jawad Pike is among a raft of leading and up-and-coming architects working on Hackney’s Housing Supply Programme. Others include Mikhail Riches ArchitectsLynch Architects, Ash Sakula and Surman Weston.

Work on the Daubeney Road home is set to begin early next year and to complete in 2020

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Al-Jawad Pike’s competition-winning Daubeney Road housing scheme [September 2017]

Source: Al-Jawad Pike

Al-Jawad Pike’s competition-winning Daubeney Road housing scheme [September 2017] (model)

Architect’s view

The proposal follows the urban grain of the terraced rows that span east-west along Redwald Road and Colne Road. It is laid out on a staggering plan, with carved-out entrances giving architectural character to the development, reducing overlooking on neighbours and orienting the front doors of the houses towards Daubeney road.

The staggering plan also enables windows to be positioned on the return walls of the first floor rear elevation, further mitigating overlooking to the gardens of neighbouring properties to the south, something that was developed as result of consultation with local residents.

Materially, the houses will be constructed from red brick with mono-pitched roofs and a base plinth and planters formed from large-format granite blocks. The grey base ties in with the cobbled finish of a new cycle and pedestrian through-route that runs across the site. The hardscaping of this through-route will then fade into ‘wilderness planting’ growing on a new buttressed north boundary wall with discrete cycle stores held within it.

Project data

Location Daubeney Road, Hackney
Type of project Affordable and social rent housing
Client London Borough of Hackney
Architect Al-Jawad Pike
Landscape architect Periscope
Planning consultant Tibbalds
Structural engineer Momentum
M&E consultant SGA Consulting
Quantity surveyor PRP (employer’s agent)
Main contractor TBC
Funding Council-funded
Tender date December 2018
Start on site June 2019
Completion December 2020 (to be confirmed)
Contract duration 18 months (to be confirmed)
Gross internal floor area 1,100m²
Form of contract Traditional
Total cost Undisclosed

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