Waugh Thistleton Architects

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Stoke Newington Road 1

Location

Hackney, London

Status

Completed
2012

Client

Metropolitan Housing Trust

Budget

£4.5 Million

RIBA workstages

Concept to Completion

We redeveloped this vacant site in Hackney to create a dynamic mixed-use project for Metropolitan Housing Trust. The distinctive scheme, above existing retail space on Stoke Newington High Street, provides 38 modern, mixed-tenure apartments, around an elevated courtyard

Design

To contextualise the project, we used mutable red brick, and emulated the rhythm of the road’s existing building widths. At Barretts Grove the four-storey block steps up two levels to meet the seven-storey, zinc-clad volume, which intersects the brickwork and cantilevers over the shop front, bringing a modern articulation to this corner of the high street.

Result

The development provides socially rented and shared ownership apartments, ranging from one to four bedrooms. Each apartment features large windows and a terrace or Juliet balcony overlooking the central courtyard - designed to offer both landscaped views and communal outdoor space for residents to enjoy.