Kings Crescent Phase 2
Hackney, London
2017–

The masterplan for the southside builds on the success of the completed first phase, stitching together the two halves of the estate. It combines new residential buildings and refurbished housing with additional social infrastructure woven through the site. 219 new mixed tenure homes will be created in 5 buildings, with 174 refurbished homes, a new community centre, shops and workspace.

Refurbishment will provide each existing home with a new balcony and external amenity space. We aim to improve the living conditions for existing residents, enabling people to expand their living space outdoors. The ambition is to encourage the internal life of the flats into the public sphere, activating the streets and spaces within and around the estate. 

Image 1

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    New balcony to one of the refurbished homes overlooking Clissold Park
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    New courtyard framed by the original buildings on the left and a new one on the right
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    New courtyard with one of the original buildings in the foreground (right) and new ones in the distance (left)
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    Clissold Park elevation
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    New entrance and balconies for the refurbished homes
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    Masterplan - phase 2 highlighted south of the new main street. (Phase 1 is north of the street)
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    New courtyard with new homes top and left and existing homes and workspace bottom and right
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    Ground floor of North Building planned around a crescent courtyard
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    Entrance and lobby linking street and crescent courtyard
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    North Building - typical floor
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    North Building - street and courtyard elevations
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    Model of crescent courtyard, North Building
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    Street façade of West Building (bird's-eye axonometric)
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    Street façade of West Building (worm's-eye axonometric)
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    West Building - street and courtyard elevations
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    Study model of gallery circulation, West Building
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    Original duplex residential terraces that form the edge of the estate
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    Refurbished residential terraces that form the edge of the estate showing new entrances and balconies
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    Original duplex residential terraces before (left) and after (right) refurbishment

Technical

  • Appointment: 2017
  • Construction start: 2020
  • Budget: £70million
  • Client: London Borough of Hackney
  • Landscape Architect: Muf
  • Planning Consultant: Tibbalds
  • Structural Engineer: Momentum
  • Services Engineer: XCO2
  • Approved Inspector: LBH
  • Cost Consultant: PRP
  • Project Manager: PRP
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