pH+ Architects’ proposals for a £15 million mixed-use scheme in Hackney Wick designed around a series of tiered yards have been approved by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC)
The Trego Road scheme, for developer City & Suburban, will create 52 homes and 1,915m² of flexible workspace at a 2ha transport depot at the edge of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
One six-storey building formed of three elements will comprise 52 homes – 35 per cent of which will be affordable – including private balconies and communal gardens with ‘tiered terraces’ arranged around a central courtyard.
pH+’s scheme will also include a ‘super basement’ with light industrial workspace on the lower ground and office space at ground floor level.
According to the practice, this ‘layering’ of uses will allow residential units to sit above and alongside noisier maker spaces ’without impacting on the use and enjoyment of either’.
The new development will be built next to Ash Sakula and BUJ Architects’ recently-approved mixed-use scheme, Wickside, that will see 475 new homes and 9,854m² of creative employment, commercial and community space built on a former waste transfer site.
Both the Trego Road and Wickside sites were outlined in early 2014 as part of the LLDC’s plans to overhaul the Olympic Park after the London 2012 Games.
Andy Puncher, pH+ director, said its position within a wider masterplan had allowed for a greater exploration of boundaries between public and private space. He said: ’Trego Road is the second of a series of projects we are working on at Fish Island that seek to explore how intensifying, concentrating and densifying a range of uses can create higher-quality living and working environments and ultimately the formation of stronger and richer communities.’
The project is expected to move to site stages at the end of this year.
Location Hackney Wick
Type of project Mixed Use / commercial space / 52 new homes
Client City & Suburban
Landscape architect BD Landscape
Planning consultant CMA Planning
Gross internal floor area 5,500m²
Total cost £15 million
06 view from the basement level of the commercial space trego road phplus