LEADALE WHARF, HACKNEY, LONDON
Type: Affordable Housing
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.