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Type: Affordable Housing
Value: £2.4m
Client: Optivo (formerly Viridian Housing)


RGP were appointed to obtain planning permission on a strip of disused land near Clapton in Hackney, for a 3/4 storey development, comprising 12 flats and 3 maisonettes for affordable shared ownership and subsidised rent apartments.


The design overcomes serious site constraints including a main sewer, site contamination, a single aspect view and achieved an EcoHomes rating of ‘Very Good’ upon completion. A number of sustainability features include green walls on three facades of the building and green screens growing on the balconies, effectively becoming a ‘living’ balustrade, solar heating, triple glazing, Modern Method of Construction (MMC) using a mixture of thin joint masonry technology and timber framing.

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