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Douglas and King starts work on Hackney penthouses

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Douglas and King has started construction on this five-home, roof extension in Hackney, London

The ‘loft style’ apartments, designed by the Shoreditch-based practice, are being built ontop of a 19th century industrial building alongside the Kingsland Viaduct.

According to the architect, the design ‘has evolved through the need for a lightweight language coupled with a desire to create an industrial feel to the building’.

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Project data

Architect Douglas and King
Project architect Marta Dabek
Client City Lofts
Cost consultant / QS Andrew Morton Associates:
Structural engineer Fluid Structures.
M&E consultant Michael Popper Associates.
Main contractor Bolt and Heeks
Tender date December 2013
Start on site date September 2014
Contract duration 9 Months estimated
Total cost Estimated to be in excess of £1,500,000
Gross internal floor area 525m²

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