Henley Halebrown and Stephen Taylor Architects are collaborating on two phases of new homes on the De Beauvoir Estate in Hackney that provide tangible benefits for the existing residents of the estate and for the wider neighbourhood.
Part of the Council’s plans to build affordable high-quality homes on underused land across the estate, this development includes 300 new homes, new workspace, and improvements to the surrounding public realm in collaboration with Vogt Landscape Architects. The scheme’s five new buildings – one on the canalside and four on Downham Road – work with the existing fabric of the estate to better define fronts and backs, clearly frame new courts and gardens, and strengthen the edges of the estate in order to bring overall clarity to the urban form.
Phase 1 was granted planning permission in July 2022. Phase 2 is at pre-planning stage.