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Plans submitted for latest Hackney Council-backed social housing scheme

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Emerging practice Al-Jawad Pike has submitted for planning its contest-winning Daubeney Road scheme – one of Hackney Council’s new wave of social housing projects

The east London-based firm, set up by former David Chipperfield Architects staffers Dean Pike and Jessam Al-Jawad in 2014, landed the 11-home project in Clapton last summer.

Providing a mix of two and three-bedroom houses and a four-bedroom family house, the 1,100m² Daubeney Road scheme will replace 25 garages with a red brick-clad ‘staggered terrace’.

Elsewhere in the borough the practice is also working with the local authority on an 11-home scheme in Mandeville Street.

Hackney Council’s social housing initiative eventually aims to build more than 400 homes – 70 per cent of which will be for social rent and shared ownership – on a dozen infill sites.

Al-Jawad Pike is among a raft of leading and up-and-coming architects working on Hackney’s Housing Supply Programme. Others include Mikhail Riches ArchitectsLynch Architects, Ash Sakula and Surman Weston.

Subject to planning, the Daubeney Road scheme is expected to go out to tender in October this year.

Architect’s view

The proposal follows the urban grain of the terraced rows that span east-west along Redwald Road and Colne Road. It is laid out on a staggering plan, with carved-out entrances giving architectural character to the development, reducing overlooking on neighbours and orienting the front doors of the houses towards Daubeney road.

The staggering plan also enables windows to be positioned on the return walls of the 1st floor rear elevation, further mitigating overlooking to the gardens of neighbouring properties to the south, something that was developed as result of consultation with local residents.

Materially, the houses will be constructed from red brick with mono-pitched roofs and a base plinth and planters formed from large-format granite blocks. The grey base ties in with the cobbled finish of the new cycle and pedestrian through-route that runs across the site. The hardscaping of this through-route will then fade into ‘wilderness planting’ growing on a new buttressed north boundary wall with discrete cycle stores held within it.

Project data

Location Daubeney Road, Hackney
Type of project Affordable and social rent housing
Client London Borough of Hackney
Architect Al-Jawad Pike
Landscape architect Periscope
Planning consultant Tibbalds
Structural engineer Momentum
M&E consultant SGA Consulting
Quantity surveyor PRP (employer’s agent)
Main contractor to be confirmed
Funding Council-funded
Tender date October 2018
Start on site TBC
Completion TBC
Contract duration TBC
Gross internal floor area 1,100m²
Form of contract TBC
Total cost Undisclosed

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