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ST JOHN'S GARDENS : HACKNEY, LONDON

Sectors : Homes

Client : Thornsett Group / London Diocese

 

The scheme has been developed in response to the Local Authority Area Action Plan, looking closely at the existing site constraints. The position of the existing mature trees and the natural urban grain are key drivers along with a requirement for improved natural surveillance and maintaining key views through the site.

The proposed buildings are situated around a series of hard and soft landscaped squares. The urban square to the north links through to Mare Street by a new passage way. Views of the church open up as you approach the square. The project received planning consent in May 2014.

The scheme provides 58 dwellings, a mix of residential types are provided, including one and two bedroom apartments and family houses with private gardens, in response to the Local Authority housing needs.

A community/third sector hub building is situated to the north of the site. This building provides a number of different uses including education uses and the relocation of the Scouts, who currently occupy an existing building to the south of the site.


Awards :
Shortlisted - National Housing Design Awards 2015