The Makers Mixed Use Development


This £110m regeneration project in the heart of Shoreditch continues a successful 10 year collaboration between London Borough of Hackney and Avanti which has delivered numerous multi award winning projects. Other members of the client team include Londonewcastle as advisors on the residential element and McLaren Construction as constructor. Avanti Architects is acted as architects, lead consultants and BIM managers.


We have carefully integrated a vibrant mix of public, residential and commercial. The new development provides 175 residential units, a commercial/gallery space, a new special needs school, enhanced community sports facilities and a new public space for Londoners. The residential accommodation is housed in a 7 storey linear street block and a 29 storey tower above a 2 storey podium.


The scheme makes an outstanding contribution to public realm within the local neighbourhood through wider improvements to connectivity and permeability across the area by opening up links and the creation of a major, new public space.


Inside Housing Development Awards 2022
– Best urban development in London – Winner
– Best regeneration project over 100 homes – Shortlisted
New London Awards 2021, Mixed Use – Shortlisted
British Homes Awards 2021 – Best Interior Design: Development
Hackney Design Awards 2020 – Shortlisted
Housing Design Awards 2020 – Shortlisted


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A new model for densifying inner city sites in a sustainable manner

‘We are extremely pleased with the design  and the architectural solution achieved for this mixed use development, the unique  school design and integration into residential building  is proving a great success.’

Mike Sparrow, Programme Director, Hackney Learning Trust, London Borough of Hackney

This high quality scheme provides a sustainable way forward to meet the chronic shortage of pupil places and homes in London. The scheme makes a huge financial contribution to future schools, off-site affordable housing and S278 works.  It also creates a unique new public space for London in the tight knit street network of Shoreditch.’

Amir Ramezani, Director, Avanti Architects

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Photographer Jack Hobhouse/McLaren