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Plans lodged for two Hackney Council housing schemes

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Plans have been submitted for two schemes as part of Hackney Council’s emergent social housing drive – one by emerging practice Al-Jawad Pike, the other by Ash Sakula

Proposals for the schemes have been submitted as part of the east London borough’s Housing Supply Programme, which aims to build more than 400 homes, 70 per cent of which will be for social rent and shared ownership, on 11 infill sites. 

The first scheme by Hackney-based Al-Jawad Pike, set up by former David Chipperfield architects Dean Pike and Jessam Al-Jawad in 2014, is for 11 homes, which will replace disused garages in Mandeville Street, Clapton.

Speaking about the scheme, Pike said: ‘Our ambition for the project is to simultaneously provide the optimum housing supply in the form of a collection of domestically scaled buildings and to catalyse public realm improvements with a new pedestrian mews that links Mandeville Street and Oswald Street.

‘The pitched roofs and gabled frontages are directly inspired by the neighbouring Grade II-listed Mandeville Primary school, while the arrangement on the site has been carefully designed to avoid overlooking into the adjacent play areas.’

Ash Sakula’s project, meanwhile, is for 28 flats replacing a disused incinerator in Pedro Street, Clapton. The practice developed the design to increase the number of flats from the original 17, which were revealed in February

Partner Robert Sakula said: ‘The building marks an important street corner at the head of Gilpin Square with a building that fits easily into its surroundings and avoids drawing undue attention to itself.

‘During the design process we have consulted widely with neighbours and members of the public. We hope we will soon be building these much-needed new homes.’

The practices are two of five architects which have so far been announced to design schemes for Hackney’s Housing Supply Programme. The other firms are Mikhail Riches Architects, who won the most recent competition to build homes on two plots in June; Lynch Architects; and Surman Weston

 Work on both schemes is expected to start on site in 2018 and complete in 2020. 

Project data (Al-Jawad Pike)

Location Mandeville Street, Hackney
Type of project Housing
Client London Borough of Hackney
Architect Al-Jawad Pike
Landscape architect Periscope
Structural engineer Momentum
Planning consultant Tibbalds 
M&E consultant SGA Consulting
Start on site 2018
Completion 2020

Project data (Ash Sakula) 

Client Hackney Borough Council
Architect Ash Sakula
Landscape architect Ash Sakula
Consultation Ash Sakula
Planning consultant CMA Planning
Structural engineer Civic Engineers
M&E consultant Couch Perry Wilkes
Employer’s agent Potter Raper
Start on site 2018
Completion 2020

 

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  • I wonder what the thinking is behind slightly offsetting the windows horizontally at the upper levels on the Mandeville Street scheme?

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  • It's just to annoy aging purists, and show the brickwork isn't structural. But how long does it take to build a few council houses? They won't add to the available housing stock until 2020?! What happened to fast track and pre fab?

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