Hawkins\Brown has designed a new £30m mixed-use building for LBS on Hackney Road, replacing a disused former bingo hall, within the City Fringe Opportunity Area.
The planned scheme will be 8610 sq m (92675 sq ft), with 860 sq m (9255 sq ft) of office space, which creates an active frontage onto Hackney Road, while residential units occupy all other floors.
Corten is used for the building’s external cladding, enabling the façade to adapt and change over time, developing a unique patina and creating a landmark building.
will be provided as part of the development
The scheme consists of a single building, U-shaped in plan, comprising two elements – a five storey podium and a five storey lantern tower above the plinth, set back towards the western side of the development. This combination of heights references the taller buildings in this part of Hackney, while addressing the scale of the domestic buildings on Hackney Road itself.
A courtyard at the first floor level, contains a 298sqm communal garden. A large communal amenity space on the fifth floor roof garden will be generously planted to complement the existing green areas and trees in the site context. The scheme will be car free and will provide extensive cycle storage facilities at ground and basement levels.
of office space
The consented scheme occupies a prominent location on Hackney Road, the principle route linking Shoreditch and Hackney. Located within the Hackney Road Conservation Area and opposite the Jesus Hospital Estate Conservation Area, the planned building sits in the vicinity of listed modernist buildings by renowned architects, including Erno Goldfinger, Berthold Lubetkin and Sir Denys Lasdun. Hawkins\Brown’s design for the new development draws inspiration from this architectural movement to create a building that fits comfortably within the site context.