Kings Crescent Phases 3&4 London 2017–

The masterplan for the southside builds on the success of our 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. The masterplan was developed in collaboration with Karakusevic Carson Architects and Muf Architecture/Art.

Refurbishment will provide each home with a new loggia balcony, improving the living conditions for existing residents. New entrance pavilions, improvements to front and back gardens and enhancements to communal areas will transform the existing buildings and strengthen the relationship between the estate and the wider city.

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    Our new and refurbished buildings on the southside will complete the masterplan and stitch the estate back into the surrounding area
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    New housing is combined with the transformation of the existing buildings and dramatically enhanced public realm
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    Our new Southside buildings take their cue from the the character of the existing context.
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    A new shared courtyard is enclosed between old and new
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    The shared courtyard aims to break down the distinction between 'us' and 'them' on the estate
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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, showing a shared material language between new and refurbished buildings
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    Homes around a crescent shaped gallery - North Building typical floor
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    Entrance lobby links street to crescent courtyard - North Building
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    Street and courtyard facades of North Building (worm's-eye axonometric)
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    Street and courtyard material elevations - North Building
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    Study model of gallery circulation - West Building
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    Street façade of West Building (worm's-eye axonometric)
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    Street and courtyard material elevations - West Building
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    Split level garden maisonette section - West Building
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    Refurbished residential blocks that form the edge of the estate showing new entrances and balconies
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    New entrance pavilions and balconies for the refurbished homes
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    New loggia balconies will be created for all upper floor flats, allowing residents to expand their living space outdoors

Technical

  • Appointment: 2017
  • Construction start: 2020
  • Budget: £77million
  • 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

Bibliography

Awards

  • New London Awards, Housing, (Shortlisted) 2020
  • Housing Design Awards, Project Category, (Shortlisted) 2020
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