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1-7 MACKINTOSH LANE, HACKNEY, LONDON

Type: Affordable Housing

Value: £5.1m

Client: Optivo (formerly Viridian Housing)

The scheme provides 270 sqm of workshops, 6 one bedroom flats, 26 two bedroom flats, 1 three bedroom flat and 7 four bedroom townhouses with off-street parking. A rear private communal garden is also provided for all residents.


The three-storey townhouses were built employing Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) with Off-Site manufactured modular units fully fitted out in the factory, transported to the site and then erected by stacking them as pods. The twin five-storey blocks of flats were constructed in timber frame to reduce the loading on the foundations, speed up construction on site and were delivered to site “just in time” to overcome the site constraints - the scheme fills the site completely with no storage space.

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