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New images of Karakusevic Carson-led Nightingale Estate plans released

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A team led by Karakusevic Carson Architects has revealed new images of approved plans for the Nightingale Estate in Hackney, east London

Drawn up with Henley Halebrown, Stephen Taylor Architects and Townshend Landscape Architects, the £200million, 400-home scheme was granted planning permission by Hackney Council earlier this month.

The homes will be built on derelict land within the Clapton housing estate and form the third phase of the estate’s ongoing revamp. Earlier phases have included the demolition of four towers, the construction of 275 affordable homes and the refurbishment of 397 council homes.

Some 31 per cent of the housing for the project will be classed as ‘affordable’, with a split of 42 per cent social rent and 58 per cent shared ownership, with the remaining homes for private sale. The plans also include improvements to the public realm throughout the estate, a new community centre, café and shops.

Nick Ecob, associate at Karakusevic Carson Architects, said: ’The project will create a new model for medium rise, high density housing and is the product of a fruitful collaboration between four like-minded practices.

’As well as delivering new housing in the borough, this project will transform the public realm across the estate and deliver brand new community facilities. This will ensure the benefits of regeneration are felt by everyone on the wider estate and secure the long term success of the Nightingale Community.’

252 bay details

252 bay details

Source: Karakusevic Carson, Henley Halebrown Rorrison and Stephen Taylor Architects

Bay window details as designed by (a) Henley Halebrown Rorrison (b) Karakusevic Carson and (c) Stephen Taylor Architects

Simon Henley, founding director at Henley Halebrown (formerly Henley Halebrown Rorrison), said that the housing for the scheme could be compared to ’pre-war mansion blocks’.

’However, its treatment is very different,’ he added.

’Unlike, this type of early Twentieth Century housing that often feels isolated in urban terms, the design of the buildings on the Nightingale Estate firmly integrates the new homes into their public realm, creating streets and ensuring that the residential additions to the area feel connected to the rest of the city.

’We are excited by the urban coherence we hope will ensue as part of Hackney’s future.’

The scheme is set to start on site later this year.

Project data

Location Hackney, London
Type of project estate regeneration
Architects Karakusevic Carson, Henley Halebrown Rorrison, Stephen Taylor Architects
Landscape architect Townshend Landscape Architects
Budget £200 million

Floor plan

Floor plan

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