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Ash Sakula to replace Hackney boiler house with council homes

Ash Sakula's Pedro Street housing scheme in Hackney
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Ash Sakula is to build 26 council homes on the site of an ‘eyesore’ disused boiler house in east London.

Hackney Council’s planning subcommittee has granted consent to the practice’s Pedro Street scheme on the Clapton Park Estate.

The project will replace the boiler house with two residential buildings of eight and three storeys. 

Half of the homes created will be for social rent and half for shared ownership. The development will feature a mix of one, two and three bed units.

An improved public space will link the homes to Gilpin Square.

The scheme forms part of Hackney Council’s housing supply programme, which builds affordable homes on underused sites. Plans by Al-Jawad Pike to replace disused garages in Mandeville Street, Clapton, with 11 homes were approved last month

Hackney’s mayor, Philip Glanville, said of the Pedro Street scheme: ‘This empty boiler house has long been an eyesore in Clapton, so getting the go-ahead to replace it with 100 per cent genuinely affordable new council homes that prioritise local people and make a big difference to the neighbourhood is win-win for the community.’

Pedro Street boiler house

Pedro Street boiler house

Pedro Street boiler house

Ash Sakula architectural assistant Martha Baulcombe said: ‘We are delighted to have received planning permission for the Pedro Street redevelopment project and are looking forward to doing something really worthwhile on Clapton Park Estate by providing 26 much-needed affordable homes.’

Construction is expected to begin later this year, with completion scheduled for 2020.

Project data

Location East London
Type of project Residential
Architect Ash Sakula
Planning consultant CMA Planning
Structural engineer Civic Engineers
M&E consultant Couch Perry Wilkes
Employer’s agent Potter Raper Partnership
Start on site 2018
Completion early 2020

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