Hackney’s Haggerston Estate has been transformed through a £110m regeneration project which has created 761 new homes (55% affordable housing; 45% for private sale) in a mix of townhouses and apartments, arranged as urban blocks around a network of pedestrian-friendly residential streets near the Regent’s Canal. Additional facilities include a multi-storey community centre and retail units.
Internal courtyard podium gardens and the largest expanse of ‘green roofs’ in the UK provide generous semi-private open space in a dense urban environment. The scheme is being delivered by L&Q in partnership with PRP, Hackney Borough Council, local residents PRP and Taylor Wimpey.
The Landscape and public realm design was crucial to the delivery of the overall master plan and as part of the estate regeneration. The new residential blocks are designed around shared courtyard spaces, some at podium level, and they include play, seating areas and gardens and spaces for relaxation. In the public realm the streets include areas of ‘shared surfaces’ to encourage a pedestrian friendly realm, with play and to slow traffic. Paving materials are coordinated throughout the public realm to create a distinct identity for the rejuvenated neighbourhood and streets include tree planting.
A 1/250 Scale marketing model created in a mixture of wood veneers and acrylic.