This project forms part of Hackney’s housing supply programme, an initiative which aims to build more than 400 homes – 70 per cent of which will be for social rent and shared ownership. The development will deliver eleven new high-quality homes that will replace disused garages on Mandeville Street in Lower Clapton.
The site’s unusual shape and complex boundary conditions require a nuanced massing response that blends several typologies into a coherent architectural solution. Urbanistically, the proposal aims to restitch the site with its surroundings by introducing a new pedestrian thoroughfare that will contribute to the reactivation of the public realm, while providing a clear delineation of public and private space. The development will form a townhouse block and mews, unified by their brick materiality and base. A sculptural roofscape of gabled frontages create a distinctive silhouette that takes its cue from the Grade II Listed Mandeville Primary School.
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