Timber build specialist wins Hackney project14 November 2019
Engineered timber building specialist Waugh Thistleton Architects’ design for the regeneration of the Kennaway Estate has won London Borough of Hackney approval.
The scheme will deliver 61 new homes, enhance the existing natural landscape and create designated pedestrian routes, play spaces, cycle storage facilities and other amenities. An exciting new workspace and much needed community centre will help ensure that the scheme benefits the whole neighbourhood.
The 12 existing homes at Taverner House will be replaced by 61 new homes of between one and four bedrooms, together with new landscaping that will enhance and reinforce pedestrian connections across the site. More than 50% of the new homes provided will be affordable, comprising a mix of tenures including social rent, Hackney living rent, shared ownership, and outright sale to help contribute to the area’s vibrant community.
The proposed development is comprised of three distinct volumes linked by external walkways, and seven townhouses that echo the form and character of adjacent Victorian terraces. External materials and detailing take their inspiration from the immediate surroundings, ensuring that the building will sit comfortably within its context overlooking Clissold Park.
Kirsten Haggart, Senior Associate at Waugh Thistleton said: “We are delighted to be working with Southern Housing Group and local residents to deliver much needed new affordable homes in Hackney.”