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 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 acting as architects, lead consultants and BIM managers.
AN INNOVATIVE MIX OF USES
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.
ENHANCED PUBLIC REALM
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.
New London Awards 2021, Mixing category – Shortlisted
Housing Design Awards 2020 – Shortlisted
Hackney Design Awards 2020 – Shortlisted
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
Photographer Jack Hobhouse/McLaren