This mixed-use scheme combines a 350-pupil courtyard primary school, 68 dual-aspect apartments and retail space near to Haggerston Overground station in Hackney’s Kingsland Road Conservation Area. The compact footprint of the apartment building frees up much of the site for the school, and protects it from the noise and fumes on this major thoroughfare.
The school, which replaces a former fire station, is the younger sibling of Hackney New School that opened in 2013. The scheme was granted planning permission in 2017. Now on site it will complete in 2019.