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pH+ gets green light for Hackney mixed-use scheme

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pH+ Architects has won planning for a 470m2 ‘dramatically serrated’ mixed-use scheme in Hackney, east London

The £1 million development, in the Mare Street conservation area, redevelops two existing two-storey workshops, which had fallen into disrepair.

The four-storey scheme includes three maisonettes above commercial units at both basement and ground level.

The project is characterised by a series of sharply angled windows that allow more daylight into the homes and prevent overlooking.

The scheme is set to start on site in February next year and to complete in December.


The architect’s view

Our design responds sensitively to the extreme proximity of the Mare Street properties. The eastern side of the building has been designed to guide views towards Bayford Street. This elevation is intentionally stark in reference to the austere appearance of nearby industrial buildings. In contrast with the blind gable end of the existing property on the site, the grey brick exterior of the new development will be punctuated by large full-height windows on all three storeys.



Project data

Location Hackney, London
Type of project mixed-use, B1 commercial, C3 residential
Client private
Architect pH+ Architects
Structural engineer Halsteads
M&E consultant SDA
Funding private
Tender date November 2015
Start on site date February 2016
Completion date December 2016
Contract duration 10 months
Gross internal floor area 470m2
Form of contract and/or procurement traditional
Total cost £1 million

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